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Lawrence sculptor Elden Tefft carefully studies a wax model as he works to further define it in his studio on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. The 93-year-old artist will display 18 pieces of his work at the Lawrence Arts Center in his show, "Gossamer: Before and After the Sculpture Moses," which opens Friday.

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At 93, artist is still turning bronze into 'gossamer'

Elden Tefft sculpture exhibition opens Friday at Lawrence Arts Center

Holding a small plaster rasp, Elden Tefft’s right hand circles over the model in front of him. As amber bits of wax curl through the back of the tool, texture deepens on the sculpture’s surface. This process is why Tefft loves sculpture-making. And at 93, while finishing pieces for a new exhibition opening this week, he says there’s “always more” he wants to do. By Sara Shepherd


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