I was commissioned by the mother of the groom to carve something different as a wedding present, and the bride and groom chose the subject of the two of them in a sitting position so that they can be put on shelves and books ect. If they are not talking to each other, then the figures can be moved apart. Now there's forward planning! As the figures were to be portraits, although the faces have no detail, I had to get the body shapes right, so I made a detailed plasticine model.. The bride is from New Zealand and the groom English, hence the choice of books for the picture.