Thank you for looking through the emails, all of them. Lol. Also thanks for the kind review of the artwork. I
don't mind the comments about design and gravity and such. I think that is what makes this list so
beneficial. Actually I am glad that you and others will take the time to share the hard earned knowledge you
I sort of understand what you are saying about gravity. At least with smaller figures.
The few figures I have carved all stand on their own without a supporting object or being attached to a base.
This is the first figure that I included an external object such as the wings. The wings (which I did not send
an image of) used to go down to the "floor" and curl around upon themselves providing a sturdy base and
forming a nice triangle with the feet for support. It stood without a base. When the first wing broke, the
figure still stood with the other wing and feet. But when the second wing broke, there was no way to counter
balance the figure and also the weight of the wings. The figure was leaning back because he could rest on the
To be honest I have no idea how they seem to balance but they have. And the part about how the grain runs in the
stone and which direction to carve a long object so the weight doesn't snap the piece in half will just not
stick in my brain. At least not yet.
I will look up the examples you gave. Time is running short. I think I will be finishing him up by Wednesday.
Then I will have to decide if I have enough time to make something supporting, use a rod support or glue the
one wing back on.
Lighter note, defying gravity. Isn't that what angels are supposed to do?