Since I’ll only have three to four hours to sculpt a hawk live at the J. Willott Gallery I felt that it’s necessary to begin sculpting before the event. Today I did just that by sculpting the red tail hawk live. This is the same hawk that will be at the gallery tomorrow. There’s no substitute for working from life. After sculpting and observing the bird for a few hours I felt that I was better prepared to finish the sculpture tomorrow night at the gallery.