Thursday, December 15, 2011

Week Twelve

My time at Fairplay Stone Carvers has come to an end. It was exciting to be part of the many projects Nick had going on, and to even see projects such as the Bowery Bank project on to completion. I learned a lot more about the trade and am grateful for such a rare opportunity.

Ours stones installed at the Bowery Bank in New York

I left right in the middle of the Dollar Bank job, and I am excited to see how that job ends up. When I left Miy stone was only about half done (looks like poor Michael is going to have to clean up my mess).

My stone as I left it

Nick's stone
Micheal's stone

It was a good thing I left when I did. Winter was beginning to make its advances on my camp. This made life a little colder and without water it was a little more difficult to live in.

Winter is here.
 I began some of the detail on my Coyote skull but it still has a lot of work til completion.

Detail on the rope and wheat.

Its been good Ohio, and I hope to see you again soon.

Saying Goodbye to all my dear friends

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Week Eleven

Second to last week of work. We are still chipping away at our columns and they are slowing taking shape.

my Stone with rounded champferred edge

Michael has just been flying on his stone. It is has been set upright and gives the viewer a good idea of what these column bases will look like when finished.

Michaels stone with cut steps.

I have been working furiously and late into the nights on my own sculpture, I really am hoping to get it complete or at least near completion by next week. I am still in the roughing out stage and I finshed roughing out the background at 2:00 A.M. last night...