Private Collection: SOLD by Franklin Barry Gallery, Indianapolis
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Top View of Stone Sculpture:
Other Views of the Torso Art:
There is a hint of the male form on the back side of this feminine torso. Perhaps it is something I only imagine and others may not see it.
Before Carving the Stone:
Above: In November 2002, the alabaster from Utah looked like the above. My nephew Shawn saw the same thing in this stone that I did.
Imagine a figure 8, bent into a "V", with each loop twisted in slightly opposite directions. A morphing of mathematics, if you will.
I ended up turning the 8 into an abstracted female torso.
Carving the Stone:
Above: December 8, 2003. Exploring the shapes while viewing the lines from different views.
Begin Finishing the Stone Sculpture:
Above: August and September 2004: I have now begun to refine the shape with files, using angular lights to help me see the forms.
During the carving stages, the stone looks white and paste-y. As I get into the very fine sandpapers, the true color of the stone emerges.
This piece of alabaster from Utah is a beautiful creme color with dark veining.