What Do We Have Here?

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Here, I’ve used a compressor to clear off the tool marks and further clarify the forms. I’ve begun to notice something that I don’t like — the proportion of the head seems too small!

The thing about carving — its subtractive nature — is that once material is carved away, it’s gone. If too much is taken off, it can’t be added back. I had no choice but to rethink this piece. I stopped working on it, and decided to wait for the time when I’d have enough experience to know what to do with it. I didn’t know then how long I would have to wait.

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This entry was published on July 14, 2013 at 5:26 pm. It’s filed under Stone Carving and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “What Do We Have Here?

  1. universalpeacepipedreamer on said:

    Hi, I can totally relate to everything you’re saying. I’ll often put down a piece I,m working on and come back to it when I,ve caught up with the stone. It’s good too, because it’s fresh again. I really like how your piece is turning out, beautiful. Peace J.A.M.

    • Thank you for your comment, J.A.M.! And your expression “…when I’ve caught up with the stone…” Is so true! I’m glad you like the piece. Hope you visit again soon!

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