CARVING BLOG 2006

From Day One to Sixty-five.

A daily log of pictures of a new marble carving, a Pieta, can be seen here as the sculpture evolves. Let the chips fall where they may.  "Taking away is an inquiry, a philosophic endeavor- stripping away excess to get at the truth." - Eric Scigliano, Michelangelo's Mountain, 2005, p. 97.

DAILY LOG WITH COMMENTS  The bottom of page "Day One" links to "Day Two", etc.

day one        two            three          four             five                                 week one  

 six               seven          nine             ten                                                    week two              

 eleven        twelve                                                                                       week three

 sixteen   seventeen    eighteen  twenty                                                       week four 

twenty-four   twenty-five  twenty-six  twenty-seven  twenty-nine               week five             

thirty-seven (hole in the marble)                                                       week six

forty    fifty-three  fifty-eight    fifty-nine   sixty-one   

sixty-two                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

DAY SIXTY-FIVE, February 18, 2006, the last day of carving. 

 Pieta is an Italian word meaning "pity," "compassion," "sorrow," it is derived from the Latin pietas. It is the name traditionally given to works of art representing the dead body of Christ in the arms of His Mother.

Pope Benedict on the Pieta concept : "The languages into which the Gospel entered when it came to the pagan world did not have such modes of expression. But the image of the Pieta, the Mother grieving for her son, became the vivid translation of this word.: In her, God's maternal affliction is open to view. In her we can behold it and touch it. She is the compasio of God, displayed in a human being who has let herself be drawn wholly into God's mystery".-Mary, 1997, page 78.

 

 

 

              

Day One                                                                             Day Sixty-Five

  

 

 

WHO ARE THEY? 

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TRADITION AND INNOVATION

An Overview-Small photos of some days

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