Sunday, March 14, 2010

((( Ripples )))

This is a short blog posting, but it's been a long, hard week.

I made this functional sculpture this week. It is called "Ripples" and it is about the people in our lives, and how they leave an effect - like ripples on the surface of a pond.

It is carved from a 2,000 lb. piece of Indiana Limestone that measures approximately 4' long by 2-1/2' wide by 2-1/2' feet high. This is different from my other work in that I chose a stone that looked like a natural outcropping, and then covered it with circular glyphs.

After a long winter, it felt great to work full time again.

I just let my imagination lead me where it wanted to go. After 26 years, it's still fun to carve.

It felt good to just "go off" on this innocent, unassuming boulder. I'm happy with the results.

Have I also taken up wood carving? No, this is the work of a beaver near the creek, below our house. (photo Meg White)

A woodpecker has an entirely different technique. (photo Meg White)

2 comments:

RJ said...

oh, the fun and bravery involved in these kinds of things.. usually yields fun results. great stuff.

artistatexit0 said...

Nice piece...feels kind of Celtic in a way.