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New Zealand Wedding Present

I was commissioned by the mother of the groom to carve something different as a wedding present, and the bride and groom chose the subject of the two of them in a sitting position so that they can be put on shelves and books etc. If they are not talking to each other, then the figures can be moved apart. Now there’s forward planning! As the figures were to be portraits, although the faces have no detail, I had to get the body shapes right, hence the plasticine model.

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New Zealand wedding present – sitting back to back













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New Zealand – back views
















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Roughed-out Female


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Roughed-out Male



















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Female Maquette

























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Male Maquette

























The last pictures are of the wood at an early stage of the work. The bride is from New Zealand, hence the choice of books for the pictures. I did a blog for this work and a copy of it can be seen by clicking on the button.




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