It is very busy at present, and then it sometimes happens that there is a hitch. After first having a deep cut on my thumb keep me two weeks at home, I am now at home with an tennis elbow that keeps me lying low for a while. Not because of all the sculpting however, neither of those. But that gave me the opportunity to make the video below about the first caving of the sculpture of Pan in porphyry.
Pan will have to wait a little longer anyway, for a coat of arms and seven pinnacles and finials in Irish bluestone for Aachen Cathedral wil have to go first… more on that later.
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The loose parts have been fastened and missing mass is added to with restoration mortar. Later follows the shaping and colouring.
In the meantime I am busy with the restoration of a classicistic little garden statue of Flora, the godess of spring and flowers. Very fitting given the beautiful warm spring. At the time the statue was cast in an alloy of lead and zinc, but since then it fell over and got repaired a few times. In her last fall she broke her left hand, in a place where it had been repaired once before, and a foot got damaged, and a piece of the footplate and her vase. …Read the whole article… →