Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Four Piece Sculpture in White Marble

Still waiting for the new marble to be delivered to the studio, this is Italy, things happen when they happen.
I crated up my last piece, which was constructed with 4 interlocking pieces of marble. Taking it apart and reassembling is risky as marble is so easily damaged, so it will now stay crated until exhibited, whenever that might be.
This a photo of the clay original, which is only about 25cms high. 

From this I used  sheet plaster to construct a copy with all dimensions doubled.

 We had fun collecting the half ton piece of greek marble.

 It was cut into blocks.

 I proceeded to copy each gesso piece into marble,  with two extractors sucking away the dust.

 A block and tackle was essential to safely fit the pieces together.

 First fitting.

 The finished sculpture


  1. I love your blog .This is a cool site and I wanted to post a little note to tell you, good job! Best wishes!!!
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  2. I agree, this is a terrific site. It must be wonderful to be so immersed in an entire culture centered around sculpture.
    Love the above work too. Bringing such impressively large pieces together must take nerves of steel. Beautiful work.

  3. Hi, for curiosity, can you tell what branch is the extractor equipment do you use? how powerful is the motor?