Planning for some stone carvings

Mar 13, 2013 | Drawing, Musings, Time

reflections on water,drawing

reflections on water,drawing

So it is starting to be spring, the workshop is waiting to be covered in dust, I am trying to gather my thoughts and come up with some plans for carvings. I have made inquiries about the cost of portuguese marble which I want to use for the planed sculptures as they will be for outdoors and cotswold stone is to vulnerable to withstand frost over a period of time. Marble is a fluid stone in it’s structure and I am hoping to transfer some of my ideas about material into the forms.

imagine a stone carving surrounded by water,drawing

imagine a stone carving surrounded by water,drawing

Stone has a liquid element and I am trying to put this into the quality of form, combined with the aim of lifting the material out of gravity.

a drop of water, drawing

a drop of water, drawing

Looking at the formation a drop of water goes through when falling onto a surface, beautiful forms appear, through drawing I pull these shapes into something new, I am not trying to imitate nature, I am aiming to make sense of it by understanding the possibilities and limitations of nature and giving it form as it makes sense to me.

how far can stone be stretched, drawing

how far can stone be stretched, drawing

And then there is the question of combining materials, bringing beeswax into stone. Would I dare to cast wax into precious marble, what would be the point? With that one I want to wait a bit longer, make more experiments and understand it’s properties more holistically, it is a journey of discovery after all.

would I dare to cast wax into marble, drawing

would I dare to cast wax into marble, drawing

 

experiment, cotswold stone and beeswax

experiment, cotswold stone and beeswax

 

 

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