'Bursting at the Seams'
Civec (pronounced sivech) marble, a soft white variety from Macedonia. Civec is now finding its way to prominence, replacing the depleted white statuary of 'Michelangelo’s Cave.' That base is a granite beach stone from here on the Sunshine Coast.
These sculptures are now part of the collection of yet another art lover. I have a bit more of that Calcutta marble laying in my studio/yard. I have yet more 'organic abstract' forms floating around in my head and heart. . Watch this space . . . !
The white cat (Arabescato Marble) has found a home . . . but Blackie (Portoro Macchia Marble) is still with me, still slinky and gorgeous . . .
Calcatta marble, a warm white with faint cinnamon striations, originating near Carrara, Italy. The bearing base is created by friend/colleague Sandra Bilawich, a talented art fabricator in metal.
Frog hewn out of a remarkable little block of malachite, a stone found mostly in Africa. In its natural state, it appears like green bubbles or grapes, a formation called 'botryoidal', which result in infinitely varied
spectacular markings when honed off.
This frog has fournd a home now. I have a very little bit of this stone left, thinking hard about what to create from it . . . .