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Friday, December 12, 2008

Down to the Particle Level In Finishing New Carving




Starting a carving I want to remove as much material as quickly as possible. Once it is well under way, the art becomes to remove smaller and smaller pieces. It feels like down to the particle levels sometimes, but each miniscule bit gone contributes to his expression and form. This is a funny paradox in carving,- the more you remove, the more full the forms get......

1 comment:

Susan GT said...

Patrick,
Beautiful carving...all the wonderful detail, the expression, great work. And just looking at him fills me with a sense of 'all is right with the world' calm..I see where you inspiration came from the 'bliss' book.
Susan