Moai Sculpture

After a whole semester of on and off work I finally finished the Moai head that I’ve been working on. The “Moai, or mo‘ai, are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500.” Courtesy of Wikipedia.

The sculpture is built out of carved styrofoam, metal lath, and concrete. I’m not sure how heavy it is, but I know it’s not too bad. It measures at just under 4′ tall. It will eventually live in my backyard. Below are process photos. The final piece is the last one.

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