A CHRYSALIS CALLED CLARISSA

Stone Sculptor U.K., Sculpture, Surreal Sculpture, Stone Sculpture, Figurative Sculpture, Modern Sculpture
The silky sensuality of a silk chrysalis and a womans skin harmonize naturally in this surreal sculpture about metamorphosis.

Carved entirely by hand from a block of Portland stone.

The method of carving used for a sculpture in the round, is to approach it as a relief. Cutting into the face of the block by hand, gradually removing layer after layer of stone around the edge of the figure, the forms nearest the surface being worked up with a claw chisel. The stone block is not cut from the sides, this gives scope for continual alterations of the outline and position of parts of the figure that lie further back within the block. Although very time consuming, this slow traditional technique is the most effective. The continual process of blocking out the broad masses of stone around the edges and then refining the most prominent details, means the figure is constantly in flux, ensuring more intuitive sculpture.

Size 0.8 x 0.3 x 0.25 Available

A CHRYSALIS CALLED CLARISSA SIDE PROFILE

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