The extinct DODO Bird of universal reknown.
Has any other sculptor ever carved one . . . ?
Basalt is typically used in its columnar form as a landscaping stone. Sculptors have largely left it alone because of its extreme hardness and resistance to common tools and polishing methods. When this gorgeous jet black variety came to my attention I couldn’t wait to tackle it with the specialized diamond tools (and skills) I’ve developed over the years. The result speaks for itself.
Watch at the Art Crawl for these and other pieces presently in progress . . .
Penguins . . . the unpolished parts will hone out to a warm, silken grey that is a perfect complimentary color to the black. It is proving to be almost as demanding as the black to get it right. As you can see, the fronts of these little critters need work—I’m on it . . .