This is Essence. She's not all there physically, but she is really all there and then some when it comes to the essence of beautiful strength. She evokes so much feeling when I look at her, even though I'm the one who helped her out of the flame yesterday.
She is one of those pieces of sculpting that is boiled down to the essence of an idea, and I am so happy with the curve of her calf, the rounded back of her thigh, and the movement of her shape. She is why I will go back to the torch, even though today at the torch was less than inspirational. It's the excitement of potential that draws an artist to the flame in the face of certain failure, ya know.