This is a sculpture that Don began and then abandoned.
I (Meg) have decided to try to make something out
of it. This is just a personal piece that will be
completed around my other commissioned pieces (doing
mold work on LSU's Connections and casting a maquette
for the UNI panther). It's been about ten months since
I have carved stone and I'm anxious to get back to
carving. This sculpture will be a dancer leaping.
I am fascinated by the movements of dance and will
try to capture some of that feeling in this piece.
After a few days, the sculpture begins to take shape.
First I carve the torso roughly in and block out where
the arms and legs are. I am carving wide of the form
and I will refine as I go.
I'm not entirely sure what the form is going to be
coming up behind the dancer that acts as a support.
I toyed with the idea of mist, but discarded the idea.
Right now I'm making movements in the stone to break
up the vertical line it started out with.
From this angle you can see that the stone is vertical
on the left side. I will take out various sections
to add movement.