Flying buttres figurine: Kanga and Baby Roo

Copying Kangaroo. Two turntables on two scissor lift tables so I can reach all areas.

Eeyore's tail and Kanga's nose

This kangaroo carved for St. Eusebius' church I copied without too many changes. The remarkable thing was that it had the tail of a donkey! So I finally figured out where Eeyore had left his tail. With Kanga and her baby Roo. My neighbour Pieter, who keeps an organic farm in the same yard and has recently been to Australia, pointed out that a kangaroo has a much longer snout than the 'original’ had. Since this original is not original anymore but got a replacement head in a later restoration, I didn't feel too worried about extending the snout a little. By these details you can tell that the sculptors at the time couldn't reference a picture as easily as we do today. And perhaps a visit to the zoo was not always possible either.

Kangaroo with donkey tail

This Kanga and Roo have finally found Eeyore's tail.

Kangaroo

copy in a relatively open piece of Muschelkalk limestone

Kangaroo

two cats and two kangaroos

the brown tuff originals, and the whiter limestone copies behind it. The cat has been copied by my colleague Stide Vos

Beeldhouwerijblog.nl is the blog of Koen van Velzen, sculptor in stone and bronze. Look up my website as well: beeldhouwerijvanvelzen.nl

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