People use to say that every Master’s dream is to be surpassed by his own Apprentice!
So, the first and still sole person who interested in learning woodcarving with me gives me the full impression that he will make my dream come through very soon… I am very happy!
His name is Luiz Favio Rocha Gomes who is an employee in the biggest Brazilian oil company, whose refinery is located in a nearby town. Despite the many activities he performs in his spare time, he still manages to find enough time to come to my apartment (a two-hour trip by car) fortnightly for a two-hour class.
In spite of this technical profession, he is also quite skilled in drawing and wood model making as an amateur. His previous experience in carving is limited to some abstract forms and now he intends to learn how to carve complex figurative motifs. The exchange of personal experiences has been very pleasant to both of us along the accomplished 8 classes
See attached some photos of his on-going woodwork whose model is represented only by a plain drawing of a decorative French motif (18th. Century) personally elected by him. That hard yellow wood is named Vinhatico (Plathymenia foliolosa).
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Belo Horizonte, Brazil