The model for this pose has held that ball in the air for about 6 hours in three sessions, and I’ve put in quite a bit more time than that with photos. This is a 1/3 life size sculpture, and one of the more difficult poses I’ve attempted. The raised foot tilts the pelvis and compresses the ribcage, while the arms raised up to the hold the ball set the shoulder girdle to its most complicated aspect. Today it finally began to behave, although I lost many good qualities along the way. Hopefully the next session with the model helps bring it all back to life.