Thursday, December 22, 2005

Sculpture lesson 3

Center of gravity. The line of balance in a statue. The mass is in equilibrium when the weight is centered on this imaginary line. A standing figure will not fall if the center of gravity passes through the ear and a point between the feet. Any mass that is projected from the center needs to be offset by an equal mass in the opposite direction. A figure that bends over then will move back in space to find balance.


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