Sculpture in Green Sandstone
The sculpture “Face in the Wind” has never been exhibited. In fact, most of my sculpture has remained lurking either in my gardens or in my studio. This green sandstone piece is intended to suggest the feeling I have on a balmy but overcast March afternoon, when the breeze is blowing the promise and scent of spring is coming in my direction. I lift my face into the wind…
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At first, of course without realizing it, I came to the immediate wrong conclusion that is was a artifact hauled from the depths off shore of some Ionian island. An offering to some long lost goddess of tranquility, fertility or some other such “ility”.
But no. Only a piece of green sandstone. Well excuse me but I also though it had all the visual characteristics of a bone of unknown origin. Leg bone, a ball and socket type.
Then I realized that the shape of the back of the head reminded me of a small stone statue I picked up at the “New To You” shop. I will post a photo of the statue to Facebook . I am sure you and others will see the similarities.
Finally, Christene, I am interested in exactly how much carving or sculpting you actually did to get this result.
A very interesting piece. As always, well done!
Brian you are a gem! I love your thoughtful, slightly humorous comments. The last thing that I thought of was a ball and socket joint but then ancient artifacts interest me as well and the idea is not so far-out.
I am doing a bit of carving now but not on the scale of yester-year when I used the compressor and 50+ pound chunks of quarry stone. Most of the work at that time was done by hand – hammer and chisel – (perhaps 20+ years ago). I invested in the power tools as I became more interested in the process. When I sold the house, I also sold the equipment.
Most of the carving I do today is soapstone and on a very small scale. However, having said that, I am interested in low relief imagery that mimics fossilized bits and pieces of modern day stuff. Work in progress as you know.
Thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment. When is your next show?