Mounted on an Italian stone plinth and modelled on the Roman numeral 10, Model X is both a model for a large sculpture and itself a perfect 10. Upright and petite, the elegant abstract figure has high waist and slim profile yet firmly holds its ground. Carved from a metamorphic rock uplifted towards the surface est. 100 million years ago in Te Waipounamu / South Island NZ , the planar form and deeply marbled grain bear witness to the earth's movements. Each sculpture in the edition of 10 is rich in detail, revealing unique traces of minerals, mica and crystals which sparkle and refract light, befitting of a contemporary muse.