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  1. CARVING THE PROCESS OF SUBTRACTING

  2. L.E.Q.’S • HOW DOES EXAMINING AN EXAMPLE OF PREVIOUS CIVILIZATIONS AND CULTURES INFLUENCE YOUR (THE ARTIST’S) OWN WORK? • HOW CAN CREATING A MAQUETTE AID YOUR SCULPTURE? • HOW IS CARVING DIFFERENT THAN MODELING?

  3. 3,000 year-old Egyptian Carvingsin granite and other stone are early unchanged today

  4. colossal carved stone heads on Easter island in Polynesia from the rapanui; created over 900 sculptures on the islandcirca 400 bc

  5. wooden totem poles of native north Americans

  6. Renaissance artist micheangelobuonarroti (1475-1564)

  7. materials that can be carved… • wood • marble • other types of stone

  8. the art of carving • involves cutting, hitting, flaking, chipping and rubbing • tools…hammer, chisel, saw • soap – carved with a pocketknife • wood – small piece is whittled with a pocketknife; large piece requires wooden mallets and razor-sharp chisels • stone – soapstone carved with a pocketknife; marble, limestone, and alabaster are carved with hammer and chisel; granite (head stones) requires tools with carbide tips and thermal torch that shatters in small fragments

  9. the process of carving… • know what SHAPE you are looking for…and remove all the material around it. • ‘free the figure from within the stone’ • Tools and steps… • hammers/ chisels • files and rasps • sandpaper

  10. before you carve… • plan your work/ (choose your stone) • sketch ideas from size and shape of stone • sketch all sides • create a maquettein clay and equal in size • allows you to visualize size and proportion

  11. soapstone? • the easiest stone to carve because it is the softest • metamorphic rock made up of talc and magnesium • colors gray, green, rose, white, brown

  12. non-objective examples

  13. non-objective examples

  14. non-objective examples

  15. what will yours look like?