Thursday, March 1, 2012

new memento mori

working on a new memento mori piece. here is the first phase in wax.

cast in brass and halved so we can hollow out the inside.

here, it's in silver and cut in more pieces to work on details like the teeth and that little nose bone.

close up of top teeth. used a 8/0 blade to cut the teeth and diamond bits to carve in some detail. working on the lower jaw today!


To Pieces said...

I absolutely loooove the anatomy of what goes into your fine work. My appreciation deepens! Amazing!

bittersweets new york said...

awe, thank you so much - so kind of you to leave your comment. i need to finish this piece, and your words are so very encouraging. much appreciation to you!