Another productive day in the studio. So nice having the sun's warmth for speeding things up a little. These pieces were cut out this morning, their two halves shaped and set in the sun for about 30 minutes, flipped and 30 minutes later they were being put together. Then a couple more hours outside, not in direct sunlight, to stiffen them up enough to carve into shape.
Below is the concept of this stacking sculpture with a couple different shaped toppers.
Of course what I start out trying to make never quite comes out as I intend, but that's ok.
|Quickie sketch to try and map my way.|
Here you can see that it took a couple good whacks with my paddle to get it out of it's morbidly lumpy shape into something a little nicer...
|Tube on the left was closed up and|
inserted inside to finish piece for top of the stack.
Form refined a little more and now will be covered up and left to dry so that the wetter inside can even out with the dryer outside. It's getting there.