January 6, 2010

Carving the Man

My neighbor gave me this huge chunk of mahogany. I cut out the general shape of the figure and now I am trying to refine it. It’s interesting to just be removing and not being able to add anything back on…sculpture is like that–just take away all the parts that don’t belong and then you will be left with what you imagined. Easier said then done. I think I will paint on this figure once he is finished. Maybe a dark color, a rich patina. He is going to float above the house like a weathervane on a roof. I will make it so he can move in the breeze.


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Nicholas Wilton

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