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Old 04-04-2011, 01:45 PM
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New Sculpture in Process

Fron another thread Obseq asked for some in-process photos of Motion. Did not have any, but am photgraphing Journey as he is being carved.

This is the sculpture Journey. He stands 18" x 24" x 36" & currently weighs approx. 550 lbs. He started out the same hlw but his weight has changed from 1,650 lbs to 550 lbs. Medium is Indiana Limestone.

You can see the journey from stone block to current on my website: http://www.wsggallery.com/Sculpture-...ng-Process.htm

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:00 PM
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Re: New Sculpture in Process

Nice piece, Carl!
I really like it and a ton of work went into that one, didn't it?
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:05 PM
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Re: New Sculpture in Process

Jeff, Journey is at 1/2 way point. After this is filing & sanding - my least favorite part.

and yes, there is a bunch of work.

Carl
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:44 PM
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Re: New Sculpture in Process

Carl, Thanks so much for documenting this! Really great shots...
Where, exactly, are the supports that are removed in the last few images?

I'd imagine these to be helpful in educating clients, especially when price is an issue...
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:15 PM
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Re: New Sculpture in Process

The supports are unchiseled parts of the sculpture left in intentionally.

The supports are located between each layer so that the force exerted by an air chisel is transmitted through each layer and down to the base. There is usually at least one support between each layer.

If you have no supports and start air chiseling, it makes an infernal racket. This infernal racket is a vibration which can make a crack worse & ruin the sculpture. As you can surmise cracks are not good.

Cracks can lead to vile language & attitude. Being more mature, we want to keep our august regalness about us & not stoop to tool throwing & other manifestations of loutishness.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:31 AM
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Re: New Sculpture in Process

hi carl did you finish journey yet? got any new photos? what do you do with all the dust and debris? nice carving
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:06 PM
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Re: New Sculpture in Process

If you did not file or sand it (smooth it) would the form not still be achieved? I find that some of those images of it in the rough are very nice; desirable even - enjoying the effectiveness of the chisel marks.

Would it be disrespectful to the stone species not to advantage its character by the polishing?

I guess I'm wondering how you feel about texture and surface as they accompany form.
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