Thursday, 15 September 2011

Elizabeth O'Kane stone carvings

Sculptor Elizabeth O'Kane recently returned from four weeks carving marble at the Pietrasanta Marble School, Tuscany, Italy.

She made a pig from red Travertine, (a relatively soft stone from Iran) and started work on a portrait head, in an Egyptian yellow marble (softer than the local Carrara white marble). Both pieces were carved by hand using hand tools and air hammer, working solely by eye rather than using pointing techniques used for making more complicated sculptures.

Marc Michel - (seen below)
Egyptian Yellow marble
Work in progress. Life size.

Red Travertine, on a Belgian black marble base
25 x 43 x 20 cm
(Also available in bronze in a limited edition)

For more information visit Elizabeth's website.

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