From This to This to This - Evolution of New Wood Sculpture
Carving wood is initially an act of pure will, fueled by the desperate hope that something will come out of attacking a log. The pile of chips and sawdust grows but it doesn't look like much for a long time. You can't be too aggressive or you'll hack off material you need. But being tentative doesn't work either. It isn't until I get an eye beginning to look back at me that I know a new sculpture is going to work.