Once the paste wax dries the piece gets a final buff with a soft cloth and here it is, complete at last. It took approximately 3 weeks to create, working full-time. The final dimensions are 12.75" x 13.25" x 13.25". Just looking at the finished product it doesn't seem possible that such a form could be hammered out of a flat sheet, but now you've seen how it happens one little bit at a time. My learning to do this sort of thing also happened a little bit at a time. With my first figurative piece I couldn't even concieve of developing a form such as this, it was more of a high relief reclining body. On my next vessel I pushed it a little more, and then the next a little more still, etc. Eventually I got to where I am now, hopefully with much more development yet ahead of me. Metal is an amazing substance!