This is my first work in Bardiglio Marble. Which requires a lot of smoothing and polishing! I had a month left before I had to return to italy and was looking round the studio for a plaster bust to copy. There was a head which I admired for its pose and the overall feeling it gave me of calmness. It was probably a student that modelled it from a classical bust. It occurred to me not to use the Pointing device this time but to copy it direct and perhaps, re interpret it. So this is where I am up to currently. Now back in the UK I will return to modelling the subtleties and refine it further with the rasp, carborundum stones and glass paper of different qualities.