Future Back ~ Haute Couture Returns to Present

“Back to the Future” fashions appeared recently in one of the Sunday magazines.  But something was weird, I looked closer.

Yes, the photo editor had stretched the model to be nine feet tall (so tall he cut her feet off the bottom of the picture).  Wow.  Is this how fashionistas like to see themselves?  The photo showed only the front. I wondered what a nine foot tall model looks like from the back.  So, I carved one, my front and back photo:

Redwood sculpture of nine foot tall high fashion model.
Redwood sculpture of nine foot tall high fashion model.

Most sculptors need some sort of rationale to do their job, even if they have to make it up.  Here’s mine.

  • Anthropologists’ dig (a thousand or two thousand years from now) unearths a funerary model from the tomb of a 21st century fashion king or queen.
  • Aboriginal Burial Commission directs the model be sent back to the 21st century.
  • And here it is, showing the effects of 1 or 2 millenia in the royal burial tomb.  Back from the future, back and all.


Funerary carving is about 32″ tall – I am fresh out of 9 foot redwood logs.



Author: Peter Neibert

I carve stone & wood sculpture, and photograph ikebana, pictographs, landscapes and my own sculptures. I browse my images on screen until one of them speaks to me. Then I work-up something in Photoshop. Often, I do nothing with it for a long time -- perhaps until another browsing trail leads me back to it. So, it might become a simple inkjet print, or a Photoshop project, or a carving -- often I take pictures of the work-in-progress, and work them into the progress of the work. My studio is in Kentfield, California.

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