WOODEN SCULPTURES IN THE MAKING
I am working on these wooden botanic sculptures as we speak (autumn 2020). Working out which bases I would like to add to make them stand on their own. You can learn more about their progress in this blog post or follow me on Instagram for daily updates.
ABOUT THESE WOODEN SCULPTURES
After finishing my Abstract Botanic paintings I suddenly found myself fantasising about wooden sculptures. I had been wanting to try out fretwork for a while and I made sure I had everything I needed. Fretsaw, wood, different kinds of saws, polishing paper. The only thing I felt insecure about were my fret sawing skills. So I asked Bob to teach me and after one hour of sawing it seemed like fret sawing isn’t nearly as hard as I expected it to be! Bob even dared to say that I am something of a fretwork prodigy. Who would’ve thought!
I am working on four different wooden sculptures. One to go with each of the paintings. I recreated the botanical forms in 3D and painted them in non-grey blue, red, green and yellow. Along with a medium that provides a ceramic/pearl effect.
They are quite fragile so I am not sure whether to put this up for sale or not. Maybe better to keep this for myself. To cherish them as first results and to start making some sturdier ones for my collectors.
SPECS OF THESE WOODEN SCULPTURES
Acrylics and pear-effect medium on 3mm triplex wood. They are approximately 20 x 25 cm. They’ll probably get a hardwood base which will add another 10 cm to their height.