Grey Ghost © 1993 Life size face cast of jazz pianist Roosevelt Williams.

Mr. Williams was 87 when he came to my studio with his manager for this face cast. He fell asleep during the casting. At first I was disappointed and wanted to do it over again but then realized although it was not what I expected, it was actually perfect just the was it turned out. Later I went to hear him play the piano at the Elephant Room in Austin. He may have been 87 but when he played the piano he came alive and it was as if he was 30 years younger.


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