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Friday, May 21, 2010

Sculpture and The Cathedral of Childhood

She's come a long way from the cherry log she used to be.


Carving wood is an act of faith for me. I have to blindly trust in my original idea, holding fast to its essence, while doubts in my abilities and my other commitments grow.
I know the sculpture will turn out fine once it finally starts to look back at me. She has a presence now.

6 comments:

Sherrie Y said...

She most certainly does have a presence. Thanks for sharing her.

Theresa Cheek said...

Amazing work Patrick! I have no 3-D skills....and am envious of anyone who can "see" the finished piece as they work.

Sir Richard said...

This is a fantastic sculpture. Wonderful work!

Paul Anater said...

Wow Patrick, I'd say she has a presence!

Susan Roux said...

This is wonderful. I always though I'd like to try my had at carving wood, but to this day still haven't tried. This is inspiring. I like seeing it in the early stages.

Patrick Gracewood said...

The trick to learning wood carving is to start small, Susan. Get a small length of sugar pine and a caving knife and just play with making a pile of fragrant chips....good luck.