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The House Sign in Udelfanger sandstone for the Blue Tram Street about which I reported on last time is finished. A little summary: the picture was designed and drawn by cartoonist Toon van Driel, after an initiative by the Foundation for House Signs Association Haerlem. It is one of a series of ten different House Signs by ten artists and ten sculptors.
After I carved some further details and waves, I brought the stone to my friend Rómulo, who entirely polychromed it. Sometime this fall the various plaques will be unveiled. I'm sure this one will not disappoint; I myself was very pleased with the effect of polychromy together with the threedimensionally carved image.
A plaque in the making for the Blue Tram street in Haarlem
Last week I started on a very interesting challenge: the carving of a new gable stone relief. The project deserves some explanation, because it includes a lot more than just this one relief. …Read the whole article…
I've started sculpting a gable stone relief …Read the whole article…
Process in pictures of the work on the relief Somnia
. Sandstone, 70 x 50 x 10 cms. Click here to read the first post on this relief.
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Somnia. Sandstone, 70 x 50 x 10 cms.
Read an earlier post about this relief here
The holidays are over and so I started a next project last Wednesday: a relief in the direct carving method. It's still far from finished, but it's starting to show just a bit by now. I'm carving it out of 'beats-me-stone ', a piece that I had lying around and of which I have no idea what exactly it is. It seems like a layered kind of sandstone, but it can also be a slate-like one. Anyway, it turned out te be a beautiful piece to work in, It can be sanded to a very fine grit and carves away very easily. Sometimes you just need a little luck. …Read the whole article…