button-home.jpg (7601 bytes)button-recentupdates.jpg (8842 bytes)button-sculptures.jpg (8324 bytes)button-casting.jpg (8074 bytes)button-modelofthemonth.jpg (9281 bytes)button-paintings.jpg (8167 bytes)button-illustrations.jpg (8325 bytes)button-biography.jpg (8455 bytes)button-reviews.jpg (7914 bytes)button-links.jpg (7524 bytes)button-email.jpg (7799 bytes)button-pageindex.jpg (8611 bytes)ali_instructor.JPG (10066 bytes)







Model of the Month- Tanya        

tanya1-1.jpg (24977 bytes) tanya1-2.jpg (31736 bytes)

For my first “Model of the Month” it is a necessity to pay tribute to “Tanya”.


I first met Tanya when I was just starting out with my life-casting.  I had a pocket full of dreams and little else.  I had no “sculpture portfolio” to show.  I had been a commercial artist for the last several years.  After sitting down and talking with Tanya, she decided to believe in me and my dreams.

She helped me through my most difficult “learning experiences” when the alginate was not my friend.   With her patience and understanding kindness I gradually learned just how to create a life-cast and my art grew in return.  I thank her for my whole beginning.

It was great to share the recognition of my hard work with Tanya, when it all finally paid off with my first show at a Soho gallery in NY.  Tanya arrived, fashionably late, dressed in a gorgeous black evening gown.  All heads turned as she gracefully entered the gallery.  It was wonderful to watch the amazed look of recognition cross a patron’s face as he looked at Tanya’s sculpture and then back to her, unbelievably "live and in person".  Again, I thank Tanya for believing in my art before it even existed.  

tanya1-3.jpg (31217 bytes)

tanya1-4.jpg (14055 bytes)


To see Tanya's sculptures check out-  "Quadrophenia",   "Tanya",  "Cameo",  "Sirens",  "Tanya Torso",  and  "Year Of The Woman".



rose_9.gif (3203 bytes)


banner-modelarchive.jpg (32763 bytes)

2008 Joseph Canger.com