maquette for proposed sculpture for a stone carving symposium in Mexico
The provided block of Mexican black marble would measure
two meters high by one meter square. I would split it in half,
stand the halves upright with half-a-meter between them, and
fit the two contrasting colored marble 'bumps' into the facing surfaces. The split surfaces would retain most of the naturally
cleft texture, though around the perimeter of the inner facing surfaces I would carve a radiating pattern texture.
The colored marble bumps would be made out of arabescato rosso orobico (red) and perlato sicilia (cream) marbles and would be sanded and polished smooth. They would fit into the black marble blocks at face height, or 54-inches above ground.
In the maquette the black
marble elements are
fastened onto a texas
The cutout figure provides scale in the twelve inch high maquette.
view of one-half the inner surface of the standing split block