The figures are starting to come to life, from rough blocked-out shapes to highly detailed forms. Hikaru is a master of the human figure and is known for his remarkable detail and expression. The male figure is based on local Afghanistan veteran Joel Sardi who kindly lent us reference images of him in uniform and modelled for the facial features.
The female figure is also starting to emerge, wearing the uniform worn in East Timor.
A new gallery has been uploaded to this site showing all the designs for the sculptures, drawing up the figures on the block of wood and the carving. See our Gallery page to follow the progress of the work.