The Desktop series of Civil War busts was begun in 2001 as a means of making sculpture available to a wide range of the public. Each bust is sculpted in clay with painstaking attention to detail in likeness, uniform and insignia. The clay bust is then hardened and used to create a mold which is used in the casting of the final sculpture.
The medium used is a type of ground White Marble that is fused with a bonding agent to give the finished piece the appearance of finely chiselled Marble. The designation "Desktop" is derived from the size of the bust. At 5 inches in height by 3 inches in width the sculpture is large enough to be pleasing to the eye yet not interfere with work taking place at the desk.
Other pieces from the CIVIL WAR series
(click image to view details and images of the sculpture)
Irish Brigade Monument
in Bronze & bonded
General Robert E. Lee in bronze and White Marble; Relief in Bronze, Marble and Pecanwood
Woodcarvings on Civil War subjects
of John Rogers
Fascinating views of the Little Roundtop figure in progress, taking the sculpture from clay