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PRIOUR STUDIO

A maquette refers to a small mock-up of a three-dimensional sculpture or architectural project. The word is French for "scale model."

Often times a full scale sculpture begins with a maquette.  This provides an idea for how the full scale piece will look and come together.  Both the artist and the viewer benefit from being able to modify a design and creation techniques based on desired looks and location.  Although a sculpture in itself,  many maquettes evolve into a full size sculptures.