The maquettes possess a double existence. Oftentimes they are studies
for large works in other media. As such, they can be very quick
and spontaneous. They come directly from the artist's heart without
advanced materials or lustrous finish intervening between artist
and viewer. At the same time, they are complete works of art in
their own right; no less important despite their palm-sized stature.
They reach their ultimate destiny in their bronze version. While
the original clay versions are fresh and earthy, the bronzes have
an element that is celestial. If the originals preserve traces of
the artist's hands, the bronzes retain impressions of his very pores.