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artwork melding energy and intensity with classical beauty, harmony, and balance
Here's a photo of Victory Torso as a work in progress. The green canvas tool pouch at the left holds steel chisels and an iron hammer. The large brush is used for clearing dust and chips off the piece and the workbench. A grey plastilina maquette on a wooden board (a small model of the finished piece) is visible just to the left of the piece and over the tools. The tools for hand carving haven't changed very much for 1000 years. The view of the hills inspires me when I look up from my work. For more on how I work, see Resume/Bio...