Saturday, September 30, 2006
There was shrinkage!!
Yes, we have some nice shrinkage already. It's been hanging under one of my Par lights, which I hope will speed the process greatly.
I got curious about what kind of stuff other people have carved from apples and did a little digging. First thing I ran across is an awesome gallery by artist Donna Pardue of Austin, who did a whole series of pieces entirely carved from apples! She makes great use of the fact that the flesh of an apple shrinks and puckers very much like mummified flesh (of a human being). Jeffrey... she even did a Glory Hand!
There's a nice carved apple head at the bottom of this page by Jeph Gurecka.
But I've saved the best for last. This time of year everyone wants to do something Halloweeny, including professional sculptors. There's a guy named Ray Villafane who'se a regular poster over at the Sculptor's Forum who likes to carve pumpkins... but not into Jack-O-Lanterns like every neighborhood kid can. He makes them into incredible relief-carved masterpieces of 3d realism! The pic below will transport you to his realm of magicalness:
Try not to drool on your keyboards folks!