Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Starting the form

The sun shone all day on me as I cut into the new block. I decided it would be better to carve the convex side of the marble first as it will be less delicate when I come to turning it over. With the other large sculptures like this I have made I am all too aware of how tricky it is to turn over. I shall make a substantial steel frame to cradle the work in when the time comes. For the moment however I have plenty of work to do removing marble from the top. I have removed a strip from side to side and from top to bottom to help show myself the way. There will be lots of fine tuning to do to get the shape exactly right. I must avoid having a flat area on top, or anywhere for that matter.


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