I am currently copying a whole range of flying buttress figurines for St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem. Read here↑ everything about this project.
This series of flying buttress figurines were designed in the years 1953/54 by Theo van Reijn around the theme of the Great Flood’ or Noahs Ark, and were virtually all carved by Eduard van Kuilenburg. As was this little elephant.
The four flying buttresses designed by Theo van Reijn in their original state. In the foreground Bear with honeypot, Monkey, Noah-caller, Desperate Man, Ark under construction.
This Owl, another flying buttress figurine carved for St. Eusebius' church in Arnhem, resisted the copying quite a bit. Not that it's such a difficult figurine, it is simple enough. But I was almost done and would only just carve the remaining profiles at the bottom, when I discovered that the dark line at the bottom became a crack, and that with each stroke it became a bit clearer. …Read the whole article… →