Three Carvings

Three Carvings

September 2018

Oil Bars

Oil Bars

October 2016

Winged Lily and Babushka

Winged Lily and Babushka

April 2016

Limpets and Barnacles

Limpets and Barnacles

November 2015

Replica Papyrus

Replica Papyrus

July 2015

Seated Lady

Seated Lady

June 2015

Works in Progress

Works in Progress

June 2015

Performance of the Vision on Earth

Performance of the Vision on Earth

April 2015

Replicating the Beauty of Nature

Replicating the Beauty of Nature

March 2015

Performance (Purple and Pink)

Performance (Purple and Pink)

March 2015

Using a Tablet for Sketching

Using a Tablet for Sketching

February 2015

Prostrate Figure

Prostrate Figure

January 2015

Worry

Worry

November 2014

Meditation

Meditation

November 2014

Footsteps on Beer Beach

Footsteps on Beer Beach

October 2014

Standing Lady

Standing Lady

October 2014

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Modest Beginnings and Finished Products

September 2014

Back to the Studio

Back to the Studio

September 2014

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The Significance of Circles

September 2014

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Programming as a Creative Process

September 2014

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Carving Spiral Embrace

September 2014

Buried Treasure

Buried Treasure

June 2011

Baddies at the Bus-Stop

Baddies at the Bus-Stop

November 2011

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Three Carvings

September 2018

Ten months ago I drew some designs for three separate carvings and I have just finished the long process of completing all three.

Swan Head sketch
Meditator 3 sketch
Bride and Groom sketch

I started work on the wood about two months later; drawing on the designs and cutting out the large sections with saws and drilling. I prepared all three together.

Three Carvings waste wood

Five months later, I completed 'Gold Wedding' - a gift for my parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. The piece included two rings, carved in place, making them movable but attached. I decided to gild these rings - applying gold leaf rather than gold paint - to give the impression of genuine gold wedding rings. I had not attempted this before, and found it daunting and fiddly work - not something I will rush to do again. The arms on the figures slope down towards the middle, so the rings tend to slide to the middle, because I wanted it to feel like the figures are giving the rings to each other, as in a wedding ceremony.

Gold Wedding intermediate 1
Gold Wedding intermediate 2
Gold Wedding intermediate 3

Here are the finished pieces:

Swan Head

'Swan Head'
20cm, lime

Meditator 3

'Meditator 3'
20cm, lime

Gold Wedding

'Gold Wedding'
11.5cm, lime

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