Mother and Child


This is the last piece of the Ball People series for now. I need to move on to something else, but might come back for more after a break. It was interesting for me to experience the evolvement of the series. There’s a huge difference between the first piece and the last.

The sculpture is 13x5x4 1/2 inches. It is entirely made of papier mache clay.

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~ by erikatakacs on October 19, 2010.

6 Responses to “Mother and Child”

  1. That is a really interesting and cool piece!

  2. Thank you, Caroline.

  3. I see much in this piece that it makes me giddy! Protection, protection and more protection, humility, innocence, gentleness, patience, delight and whimsical loveliness of childhood….

    Thank you Erika

  4. Yes, definitely, I was thinking of madonna paintings when I made this. A contemporary version I guess. The child has a metal ring on his left foot. It looks like I posted the wrong picture. Thanks, Kate/Erika :)

  5. Your work in papier mache clay in this “ball people” series has been remarkable. I have so enjoyed the progression and especially the work-in-progress photo series a bit earlier. Daryle, from Woodstown Whimsies

  6. Wow, thanks Daryle, I had no idea that step-by-step work would get such a great feedback.

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