|Project by DocT||posted 04-21-2009 07:06 AM||3755 views||8 times favorited||28 comments|
This was inspired by a torso carving in a book by Dick Onias. I took certain liberties, but the pose is very similar. I like the subtle twist at the waist and the effect that lifting the left arm has on the chest.
I made it out of a chunk of Bradford Pear that broke out of our tree. I hate Bradford Pears, but now I look at them differently…where is the chainsaw?!!
I ebonized the carving with vinegar/steel wool and finished with sprayed lacquer.