Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I finished this one about a month ago, and it's the first photo of work using my new camera, which I think is giving me much better results than past efforts.

The figure was inspired by a statue I saw last summer in Japan on the grounds of Nanzen-ji. It's carved out of holly, with a coating of gofun paint. It's not a very detailed work, or labor intensive even- I was inspired to be fairly direct with the expression, and to experiment a bit with surface treatment to develop the theme further.

It measures about 1 3/4 inches.

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