Ivor and Olive Lewis on sun 11 jun 06
Dear Taylor Hendrix,=20
Seems to me that Nigel Konstram is comparing and contrasting two rather =
old processes, the Subtractive and the Additive. After all he does call =
In the former you have to imagine the location of your subject in a =
solid block and carve in to achieve then abrade to refine the forms. =
Think Greek and Roman Statuary. In the latter you build up masses and =
refine contours until you achieve the image you require. Think Wax =
Maquettes of the Renaissance Masters.
You can make a start on the "Classical" by carving a block of soap and =
the "Alternative" by shaping a block of clay.
I introduced both to my year 8 students but they made blocks of hard =
plaster and had professional tools to work with.
No doubt Snail will give us more information.