Woodcarving in Progress – Daily Journeys













Some of my woodcarvings can take a couple of years to complete and only then are they included in the Galleries on the web site www.jawoodsculptor.co.uk.    It seems a pity not to show the early stages somewhere such as the blog.    One of my current projects is Daily Journeys.  There are 7 people on a morning and evening bus journey, and their different states of mind and physical condition are compared.   Seems journeys are fashionable.  Boris Johnson exhibited his bus people and Turner Prize nominee Oscar Murillo took his Collective Conscience sculptures down to Margate by train.




















The carvings are in their 2nd stage.    First stage is just blocking out the figures and seats.   This allows me to get tools on the second stage.    At this time I am trying to find the figures.  There third stage is adding detail and a final tidy up.   Here are some photos of individual figures.

Going to Pilates

Back from Pilates












I recently dislocated my shoulder for the 11th time at a pilates class, so this change of stance feels personal

Man with dog on shoulder

Man with dog on floor











These two carvings have had the least work

Up Tight man trying to relax

Up tight man













Man stretching

Stretching man more relaxed













Girl Asleep

Girl awake and doing make up













11 year old girls - very friendly and sharing a seat

Friends no longer















The final clean up stage now starts, but don't hold your breath as it can take a few months


1 Response

  1. Your carvings at first seem so simple but when one looks closer they carry so much details and emotions about what people are thinking and doing. They deserve more than a quick glance. They tell a story. Fascinating work.

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