Slow mass

Slow mass

This stone carving business is again and again taking me by surprise, in how much it requires of me to slow down and to be patient also counting in the size of the stone, a scale I am not yet familiar with. Talking of size…the weight is almost unmanageable…almost!! with a few rollers, sandbags as well as a huge leaver I succeed in moving the 200kg into a different position, luckily it did not drop off the workbench in the process, phew, never thought it could feel so satisfying moving a lump of rock. Of course what greets me on the other side is a unworked surface…now a new challenge starts, how to move the form within the three dimensional landscape, I know I want some “twisting, pulling, rising”, do I want it to happen within one form or in several forms. I don’t know…want to work it out but won’t get the chance for a few days, so here I unplug myself again, trying to focus on the time that I will have next week to carve rather then thinking of the days I haven’t got.

Stone 1, 05.05.2013

Stone 1, 05.05.2013

Stone 1 "the other side", 05.05.2013

Stone 1 “the other side”, 05.05.2013

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Form 3

Form 3

The fourth model has changed considerably since I started it on sunday. The thought of having a transient almost disintegrating form has moved on to a inside out form that displays internal and external it is more complex then the previous models.

Clay model 4, detail, April 2013

Clay model 4, detail, April 2013

In my mind this model works well in combination with the others. The next step will be to make moulds of the clay models and to cast them in different materials. How much these models will be represented in the stone carving I am going to start on next week?….a flavour will remain I am sure.

1-2-3-4 clay models in final stage, April 2013

1-2-3-4 clay models in final stage, April 2013

Tomorrow is a big day, I am going to travel down to Cornwall with my friend Lar to pick up some big stones…I am very excited!

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