In January 2017 I started work on a stone carving. This is a short video of splitting one large piece of Ancaster Weatherbed limestone into two smaller pieces using plugs and feathers .... and a lump hammer.
Near the studio today there's a small yapper-type dog who thinks we're doing call and response, it goes like this:
tap tap tap tap tap
bark bark bark
tap tap tap
bark bark bark
tap tap bark tap bark bark tap tap tap
Every now and then I can hear someone shout "stop it!" I choose to believe they're talking to the dog.
I started making this oak sculpture in July 2011 at Sculpture in the Sanctuary, if you visited the exhibition you might have seen me working on it. I'm finishing the sculpture for Carnival of Monsters in Beeston this October.
Here's the story so far:
With thanks to Hilary Taylor and Brian Pickering for the pictures
On Tuesday I installed the sculpture in the courtyard of Jubilee House in Southwell. I'll have some proper pictures next week, but for now here's one I took of the sculpture in the workshop when it was first finished. I can share it with you now that the people who commissioned me have seen it!
Sometimes I like to look back at pictures of a sculpture in progress, it reminds me how much I've already done and makes me feel better about what is left to finish.
Work that is done
with thanks to Piers for tea and photos!
Work that is still to do
About this blog
This blog, by Sarah Fiander, is about making sculpture.