Beautiful Bill Mack (American b. 1949) "Envision" Nude 3-D Sand Wall Sculpture, Framed. Numbered 74/95. Measures - 40 1/4" x 49 1/2", with frame - 50 3/4" x 60". A complex sculpture featuring a large female portrait in profile modeled in relatively loew relief in the background. The artist has incorporated a nearly full-round nude female figure in a seated position across the lower portion on the sculpture. This is similar in concept to Mack's earlier sculpture entitled" Visions". Bill Mack has produced relief sculptures for over 30 years and is internationally recognized as the contemporary master of this art form. He has developed a unique style called "alto relief" in which some elements of his creations project from the background into full-round parts. Since introducing his works in Galleries a decade ago, he has received worldwide recognition, and editions of his relief sculptures are regularly selling out. Bill Mack is a master draftsman. His relief sculptures are prefigured by many drawings before he begins the actual sculpting. Mack's work also responds to another unique requirement to successfully accomplish relief sculpture: the ability to foreshorten. To appear realistic, the figures, or objects in a relief sculpture must be altered to correct the optical distortion inherent in this art form. This manipulation of the distorted third dimension is a special skill that separates Bill Mack from all other artists, and can only be acquired through decades of extensive experience.