Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sculpture and a Chinese carving

I bought this carved panel in Hong Kong because it delighted me. The vitality of the birds and peonies, the humor of the carved insects, moths, cicadas, and the gay colors still are a joy to see.
The intricacy of the pierced carving and the efficiency of the design finally inspired me to try to copy a section in sugar pine. Here goes!

 The panel and the design inked onto the new block of sugar pine.