Sunday, September 25, 2011

Carving Mary Day 7

After a long hiatus I was back this weekend working on my life size Mary outside St Anastasia's church in Teaneck NJ. Day 7 was spent mostly on refining some facial details and beginning to carve the hands. Note how the un-worked sections had weathered to a gray color, which is what I'm thinking about doing with the final piece.  I'm getting far enough along that I'm going to have to confront some decisions about how detailed I want the piece to be, I'm hoping to keep it somewhat stylized, while keeping the features graceful. Saturday I was carving with the church picnic in progress, thanks to all the ladies at the Caribbean food tent that kept me from starving.

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