|Project by Dilo Marcio Fernandino||posted 02-11-2009 04:23 PM||4347 views||6 times favorited||22 comments|
The Crucifix was completed in 1966 (I was 18-year-old). It was totally drawn and hand carved by me according to my personal interpretation of the Portuguese style “Dom Jose I” (Baroque/Rococo styles). The Christ was sculpted in jacaranda-tan (Machaerium villosum) – the hardest jacaranda – reclaimed from the demolition of an old corral. The cross, the crown and the nails were sculpted in caviuna negra (Dalbergia violacea) reclaimed from the demolition of an old roof. The blood drops were represented by little agate stones. The finishing was done with wax. Only hand tools were used (very few) except for the rough preparation of the wood. It was complete in few months and was the last woodwork in my adolescence. Since then I had to stop woodcarving for 10 years in order to comply with my adult life responsibilities (university, profession and marriage). At that time my “workshop” used to be my parents’ house living room.
Dimensions of the Christ: 11” high x 9” wide x 3” thick
Dimensions of the cross: 29” high x 15” wide x 1/2” thick