It's been a bit quiet on my blog, because I a big job had in progress. Messages about that to follow later, because it is not finished yet. But last week I carved a reclining bull in white marble. My father asked me: 'How do you take on such a project, how do you make such an animal?’ I explained to him that …Read the whole article… →
For the exhibition at Kunst en Kastelen (Art and Castles) I also carved a statue in white marble: Ardha Matsyendra. It's a lady in a Hatha yoga posture, the Ardha-Matsyendrasana ie the half King of the Fish Pose. The sculpture is approximately 70 cms tall (and very heavy, as I noticed when installing it at Castle Gronsveld!) …Read the whole article… →
the statue was missing an arm and had suffered damage to her robe
At the same time as the two sandstone putti at the end of last year I also got the commission of restoring a statue of Diana or Artemis. It turned out to be a casting of the famous sculpture that was made by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles: …Read the whole article… →
After a long time of sanding, polishing, and buffing up the statue of Shirdi Sai Baba is finished. It was carved from white Carrara-marble, 1 metre high and 50 cms wide. I just have to cut the rest of the marble block from under it, that is for next week.
After an intermission of a couple of weeks (small tombstone, work for others) I went on with the marble statue of Shirdi Sai Baba. This afternoon at the end of the day I quickly shot a picture with my cellphone, without flash, with fluorescent light. Véry good pictures then. …Read the whole article… →