Life size Peacock
49" x 53" x 22", base 5ft 6" x 16"
Edition of 12
I had just started working on a life-size sculpture of Alexander when Nureyev had an encounter with a raccoon in a tree and ended up in a heap on the ground with a broken leg. So I had Nureyev in my studio for three months during his rehabilitation. It wasn’t much fun for Nureyev to be confined, but being able to work from life in the studio was a stroke of luck for me. I would keep my studio door open, and Alexander and his siblings would regularly come in to visit him. After he healed and was released, Nureyev took up chasing cars!