Welcome! I have been commissioned by Woking Borough Council to create a figurative sculpture of the author HG Wells which will be placed in the centre of Woking to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth in 2016. Here I will provide updates on my work in progress to give an insight into how I will create this public sculpture.

So, firstly before the exciting stage of sculpting can begin it is important to ensure that I have plenty of suitable reference material on HG Wells. To ensure I am creating a true likeness, I need good images of HG Wells from the right time period and also from multiple angles. These pictures are also used to take precise measurements of points on his face and body to help me create an accurate representation. Luckily I already have a lot of images I used to create the maquette (small scale rough model of the statue) but can always do with more, so I'm spending my first few weeks on the project collecting materials online, and from Woking and Bromley library.

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