"I suppose you are aware," pursued Astra, "that the word 'sculptor' is a misnomer, nowadays. The real sculpture鈥攖hat is the marble-cutting鈥攅xcept a few finishing touches, is done by artisans skilled in that work. The plaster casts are made by regular casters, from moulds taken from clay models. These last, only, are the work of the artist throughout,鈥攕haped by his fingers, and informed by his thought. See! here is the raw material of my work!".