Colossal Olmec Head (Monument 1 at La Venta)


Olmec civilization predates those of the Aztec and Mayans, and has been dubed the “mother culture” of Mexico. They were prolific artists who crafted a great variety of sculptures in great variety of mediums. The most recognized Olmec artifacts are the colossal heads found buried in the earth. The heads are believed to be representations of Olmec rulers.

I sculpted Monument 1 at La Venta, and painted them in three color schemes…

Polymer clay orignal:

polymer olmec


Olmec Stone 1

Olmec Stone 2


Olmec Black 1

Olmec Black 2


Olmec Dust 2

Olmec Dust 1