Once upon a time, long long ago, Smithsonian magazine did a story on the Chinese soldier statues that were being unearthed near the ancient capital of Xi’an. Based on a photograph in the magazine I sculpted this soldier torso in clay. It’s never been baked and sits atop this dresser where it’s sat undisturbed for about 25 years.
Over the years it has attracted a number of friends, some of whom are visible in the photograph — including a wooden duck, that stands guard over it.
[Top of the post: Dresser top of Curio Objects, photography by Aletha Kuschan, sculpture of Chinese soldier by Aletha Kuschan]