Writing this aboard my research vessel onda calor, in St George’s, Grenada. Havent thought about sculptures for days now but made good progress before taking this holiday.
Making good progress with sculpture number 3.
I’m at the end of a long weekend where I have worked non-stop on the fourth sculpture. I’m nearly finished.
The capping rail still looks like a capping rail but look closely and you can see it has been sawn into 84 pieces!
Well, essentially your trousers fall down or your belt sander stops going round. Both would be frustrating and prevent any more progress for the day. I kept my trousers on and had to come in from the workshop to order a couple of new drive belts. It did give me the chance to prepare some drawings for sculpture number 4.
Yesterday I rescued sculpture number 3 from outside the museum workshop and brought it inside. I learnt two things about its origins.
The rain soaked sculpture with a couple of large wine corks glued in place
It’s been a week of four quarters. Some carving outside which was stopped by the rain, some mundane sanding inside which was stopped by boredom, a little tourism to see the mermaid of Zennor and finally some thinking about sculpture number 4.
It’s getting better all the time. Yes, a good day’s carving today. I have circumnavigated the rot, if you’ll excuse the nautical terminology!