Spiraling around

I want to work that spiral plane I’m imagining up to the surface now. I carefully measure off my drawing, mark some locations for reference points, and think about marking a line (2 lines really) that smoothly move around the piece from top to bottom. Pushpins and some yarn let me define the line by eye and by measurement.

I realize that seeing this may not meet some people’s idea of the heroic sculptor. Not a lot of gestures and waving of tools. Just diligently following the design, and trusting it to go where it’s supposed to. When I’m confident, I pencil in the lines to follow with the chain-disk tool.

Here’s another unglamourous image of work being done. Outside is the best place for the amount of dust this makes. Also, the wheelbarrow is about the right height to work at holding a heavy grinder. It makes heavy things eaiser to move. And why not sit down while you’re at it. It takes time, be comfortable. On a cool early Fall day it is good to be outside in the garden.

The work half done. Taking a break.

All the way done, after few hours work.

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