Thursday, September 17, 2009
FORDONGIANUS (Provincia di Oristano),
5th International Symposium in Trachite
Confined to the machined block size , I set out to do a work that the people could relate to and to create a ' twist ' in the block line as you can see just below the chin . The stone was carved by hand as Trachite is a soft and volcanic stone . When I can I like to carve with hammer and chisel if the time allows me . There is something that does it for me in carving stone by hand , I feel very close to the material and the result can be totally different as to using power tools . The stone was carved in five days of nice sunshine on the island of Sardinia .