Sculpture of the week (January 7th, 2020)

Grotesque Keystone Nr 285
Kiln Fired Terracotta

 

The keystone that provided the original to make the mold from came from 705 -707 East 5th Street, Manhattan, pictured below in 1975;
The original ca 1905 keystone was made from white terracotta and  just the grotesque mask upper half was used;
Like the original, my red terracotta is hand-pressed and kiln fired, these can be used outdoors in the garden or built into a brick or stone wall.
The entire block of buildings on East 5th Street was demolished in the 1980s.
To purchase one of my kiln fired keystones;

Grotesque Keystone Nr 285 Kiln Fired Terracotta

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