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Flying Pterodactyls, Maquette, [Plaster and Metal]

Flying Pterodactyl, maquette, 1958
Metal, wood and plaster

These armatures and maquettes illustrate the common working practices of traditional figurative sculptors like Fredericks. He fashioned the armatures from flexible wire and sheet metal to support the clay he would then model over those forms. The maquettes are small studies for larger…