by Kelsey Zalimeni
Carole Feuerman very recently completed her latest addition to The Diver series- this powerful life-size bronze stands at 6'5", a gleaming testament to the glory and sheer athleticism of the human body.
The model for The Diver is Richard Nuzzolese, whose father Mike Nuzzolese first modeled for Carole earlier in her career.
Richard underwent Carole's intensive casting process, getting covered from head to toe in a rubber mixture which captured every aspect of his body, down to the pores on his face. The process pushed the crew to the physical limit, for Richard had to sustain the diver's pose for hours while those applying the rubber had to capture his form perfectly.
Clearly this tedious process yields massive rewards; the bronze Diver stands proudly as a wonderful addition to Carole's oeuvre.