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Carol C Griffin attaches an abstract figurative sculpture to a base

Attaching a Sculpture to a Base

Ever wonder how sculptures become attached to those bases that they sit upon? In this 20-second video I attach my sculpture "Moriko" to a base. Enjoy!
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"Kaia" legs during carving

“Kaia” from Beginning to End

Here's a short video showing the different stages of carving the wood sculpture "Kaia", from the blocking stage to completion.
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Eight Years with Lorrie Goulet

Eight years ago I began an apprenticeship with master sculptor Lorrie Goulet. She's passing on as much of her 70+ years of experience to me as possible.
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Southern yellow pine wood

“Teigra”

This pine wood with its exceptionally vivid grain patterns required some very careful carving. But I think the result was worth it!
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Sizing up the Log

"Sula", continued. The log has been cleaned off more. Can you see the wood chips all over the workbench and the floor? Cleaning can be messy!
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The Discovery of Knots

Cedar wood is known for its knots. A knot is simply the base of a branch. The wood fibers grow around the knot and can make for very tricky carving.
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