Forensic sculpture and the uncannily human clay heads

Sculptor Ellie Scheepens reproduced a human head with attention to comparison and touch as part of a series of work Stranger than a Wolf. Artist Heather Spears directed the process and shares her thought process in this set of images.

Words by Lalita Kaplish

  • In pictures

A previous version of this article entitled Stranger than a wolf was published on the Wellcome Library blog in 2015.

About the author

Black and white headshot of Lalita Kaplish, digital editor.

Lalita Kaplish

Lalita is a digital content editor at Wellcome Collection.