Monday, July 18, 2011

Stone work

I am trying to develop a piece of sculpture in alabaster (of which a friend gave me and told me to go for it).

It is such a different technique than adding little pieces of clay, you are doing exactly opposite by permanently removing a little here and a little there.

I am usually quite content working in clay but this entire process is very stressful and a slow go.

As you can tell I have layers of clothes on to deter the dust from consuming me plus a face mask and eye protection.  My grinder has been used for metal but by changing blades I can use it on the gentler surface and non forgiving surface of alabaster. (very soft)

This is white with a shade of pink piece of alabaster and will update information as it progresses

You definitely have to have access to the outdoor area because of the dust spread along all surface areas and I am fortunate to have just such an area.

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