This beautiful, inspiring video is worth watching. The other sculptors here will find this especially interesting.
What a wonderful video ! Incredibly inspiring ! ..and fascinating to see the techniques and tools
they use for the beautiful carving. Thank you so much for posting this !
I'm sure it was some comfort to the old man that he was able to pass on his knowledge to his son. And what a treasure of knowledge the old guy possesses - all the way from the quarry to the beautiful finished piece.It is sad, though, that demand for these stones is decreasing.
Yeah, that's how I started too. Wanted to do it more as a meditation, as I was not a painter at that time, though I admired the art form. Also bought a set of colored ink sticks in NYC - a rare item at that time! Found that it was indeed meditative, but too slow for me, but I do remember that feeling of ink stick on stone. In fact, it's just like how people feel "mulling" pigments, because that's the same process.That is also how I create my Sumi ink. I never buy it in a bottle. I have the sticks and the stone.