Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Everybody want to be a artist...
-but few are willing to put in the work.
Peter Andrusko sent me these photos of a marble cornice he's carving.
We know that musicians practice scales.
Did you know that stone sculptors do stone scales?
Up and down the acanthus leaves.
There is no safety net,
if that edge breaks it's begin again.
I know the photos aren't good, taken in dim studio light,
but it is amazing to see his craftsmanship.
In the photo below you can see the template to register the pattern
on top of the right cornice, and reading from right to left
you can follow his progress, from drawn pattern on fresh stone, the leaves roughed out, to completed leaves.