Corbel: a cat with wings

copy of Corbel for Eusebius Tower: cat with wings after a tufa original, new in muschelkalk limestone
copy of Corbel for Eusebius Tower: cat with wings after a tufa original, new in muschelkalk limestoneThis next corbel for the Eusebius Tower is destined for the north side at 22 meters height, and is part of a group chimeras or a kind of winged cats.
The cat with wings on the corbel is holding some type of pot or bag, it's not quite clear what was intended there. copy of Corbel for Eusebius Tower: cat with wings after a tufa original, new in muschelkalk limestoneI made a purse out of it by carving a rope at the narrowest part. These five cats all have the same flat triangular face and the same bulky wings. copy of Corbel for Eusebius Tower: cat with wings after a tufa original, new in muschelkalk limestoneWith a lively claw chisel stroke, just like the original had, I tried to maintain the loose appearance of the original sculpture. This group of sculptures was carved by John Grosman, who also carved the seven trumpet angels that I copied earlier.

Flying buttress

presawing a flying buttress figurine on the copy sawThe corbels for these two sides are progressing quite well now, so I immediately continued with presawing a series of flying buttress figurines from flying buttress no. 33, originally carved by George van der Wagt. More on this later.

on to the next corbel →

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