Contemporary Abstract Sculpture

My first Soapstone Sculpture!

We learned to carve in first year of the Visual Arts Program at school on a Plaster/Vermiculite block. For someone with no previous experience in sculpture, nevertheless in carving, it was a challenge learning new techniques.

Owl Man
Owl Man

 

One week after school finished, I bought a Brazilian soapstone, had my sketches ready and started carving. I had no idea what to expect. I was thinking it should be the same as the block that I carved for the school project, but it wasn’t!

At first I was eager to finish it fast to see the result, but I learned that it’s not that easy and I shouldn’t rush.

This was a great experience for me considering I have no patience.

In this journey, I’ve learned to be patient. I’ve learned to enjoy the process. And most of all I have learned to communicate with the piece. It was like the stone is communicating through me, it’s guiding me through a path, it’s talking to me. I felt like I am far, far away, in the heart of nature. I was in tune with nature. I was one with it! Some kind of spiritual connection with nature through the stone, that is not describable and was exciting and overwhelming.

So, I learned a LOT in this process and enjoyed it immensely!

Be well! :)

6 comments

      • afsaneh

        My pleasure Mehnoush jaan!
        The experience alone, as you have described it, is worth undertaking and the result is really impressive. The clip is very well done too and an excellent idea to show the piece from all angels.
        My hearth felt congratulations for accomplishing all you have accomplished in this fruitful training course. I have always admired your dedication.

        • Mehnoush

          You are too kind dear Afsaneh for encouraging me in my endeavours! It makes me stronger for the path that I have chosen ;) :)
          Thank you for understanding “Me” ;)
          Much Love

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