Friday, September 16, 2011

"Bust of Life"

This sculpture that I carved about thirteen years ago is about to leave the studio. It is a piece of Vermont Marble I got my hands on while carving stone at the Vermont Marble exhibit in the late 90's. It is about 23 inches high and 8 inches wide. I named it "Bust of Life" because ancient figural representations carved from the waist up were referred to as "busts" back in the Greco/Roman/Renaissance days. I added the "Life" part cause I see it as a very optimistic face and torso. Somebody was very interested at open studios 11 last spring and is about to come and take it home. It is always good when a piece of heavy rock's time has come to fly Z nest........... :)