Tuesday, 17 January 2012

paper metal stone

Today I have made a series of templates that I am about to show Andy the lovely metal man. With any luck he will not laugh at my crooked bits of paper but will magic them into wonderful sturdy metal which will hold my stone sculptures together. I cut the stone to create some space between the parts - easy, the tricky bit is putting it all back together.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

happy new year and Zeno

New year - new chainsaw!! Hurrah! New Bosch which just feels great, some tools just fit and this is fab. With this and a pile of ash wood in the front garden, I am raring to go. However I shall have to curb my enthusiasm as I do need to spend today finishing off some outstanding projects and today I shall tackle a piece of stone which has been on the go for some time and is tentatively booked for photographing in a couple of weeks- I need a deadline, I hate them usually but I am giving myself one now. Sculpture often feels like Zeno's paradox. I think it will take a day to finish, I will not finish today and anticipate it to take another half day, however this isn't quite enough and I shall need the best part of another day....and so on, ad infinitum it seems. Does the sculpture look better when I spend time on it ? I hope so!!