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Pencils and colours  are always in my pocket and they are necessary instruments, when I prepare a sculpture. Sometimes the project stops with the sketch, sometimes it becomes a finished sculpture – not always as I had planned it on the paper.

In fact to me every kind of material, marble, stone, mineral salt, wood has already the statue inside it and the hard job is to get it to life.

On this page the sketch, you can see, became a big terracotta statue burned in the antique kiln of the Sakal family in the little Berber village Guelalla, in the Djerba Island in Tunisia.

The sketches you see, below, are partly dottid with stains of the local clay, being made on a marble table in yhe laboratory in Guellala (name that means Jar).

Have a look on these sketches