Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Carving Marble Torsos

Cari Amici (Dear Friends),

Generally after I hang a big exhibit, I find my energy zapped and need a day or more to recoup a bit before beginning to make art again. That pattern held true for my current exhibit at The Vineyard at Florence, which will be up at least until mid-January 2011. I had been working very hard to create lots of new works for this and other events since I returned to Texas. I really need to continue to do this – at least until I have my last event of the year on 12 December at The Curioseum in the Community Renaissance Market in Austin, Texas.

However, some days I just cannot make myself do what I should. Yesterday was one such spontaneous day. It was slightly cloudy, but warm – one of my absolute favorite kind of carving day. So, tools in hand, I worked on my marble carving of two torsos titled “Back to Back.”

I enjoyed my day outside and have been loving refining the forms each day that I have been able to go out, even if for only an hour or two. Sometimes I like it that stone carving takes so long. For a while now, I have been trying to find some clever answer for how to finish the tops of the torsos. Here you see some clarified sketches for an idea I started visualizing last March.

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