Pan in porphyry 2: starting with rough carving.

Pan in porphyry. The precutand not yet carved piece of stone 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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'New Beginnings', dolomite

Sculpture 'New Beginnings', dolomiteYou wouldn't say so from the posts on this blog, but I've been very busy these past few weeks. In preparation for the exhibition at Kunst en Kastelen (Art and Castles) I've done all kinds of work, and created a few new sculptures in stone. Here is the first one: a sculpture in Anröchter Grünstein, or dolomite. …Read the whole article…

A brick layer in stone

stratenmaker hammerI started with the next assignment, a stone statue of (and for) a road worker. It's been a busy time, with carving the granite tomb I reported on earlier, the final work on the black granite panipitha and a set of finials and stone masonry in limestone. …Read the whole article…

Garden sculpture of Pan in red granite

← to the first post on this statueplaster model for a granite garden statue of the forest god Pan

multicolor red granite for garden PanMeanwhile, the model for Pan in plaster is finished. It has become a droll little statue of the faun Pan, carrying the reed flute in his hands. Now I want it to carve it in granite, …Read the whole article…

Flora in her habitat

Garden statue Flora after recovery← to the first post on this statue

Yesterday I put the zinc/lead garden statue of Flora back into the wild. At this site it comes into its own, a very classic and graceful garden statue of the goddess of spring and flowers. …Read the whole article…

A Flora of lead/zinc

Flora, sTORIES

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…