And So It Begins …. Changsha International Sculpture Festival sculptors start sculpting

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Yesterday we visited our work site. In the middle of Yanghu Wetland Park, we will create our sculptures on a grassy field surrounded by beautiful vegetation and water bodies, and even the lovely Egret Tower pagoda as a photo backdrop. We have great facilities, catering, and lots of enthusiastic volunteers from three universities to translate for us. We had sent models for our sculptures ahead of our arrival and some sculptors arrived on site to find their works finished, or almost finished. The work was very good, thanks to Yixin Lei’s superb crew. My sculpture was to have been 50% completed before my arrival, but there was a problem with the stone as they were carving it. I had specified red granite and the sculpture will be assembled of various pieces. New stone was ordered and it was on the field. Unfortunately, it also had serious faults and would not be useable. But the good news is that they will order new stone for me – this time a darker red sandstone, which is actually better for my project. In the meantime, I will work on some clay projects – after all, I have a lot of time, and at least one assistant…..

My original 3 granite stones

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