Dog's Dinner 1999
12 x 18 x 18 cm
I titled this as a 'dog's dinner' because it did not really turn out as a fully resolved piece, although it has some good points, which I can probably use in other work. I was exploring the use of contour grooves on the sculpture to describe the form and also provide a pattern. This proved difficult with the tough, brittle granite, working on a larger scale would have helped. By the end it was starting to resemble some kind of ancient fetish relic.
The stone was an unknown grey speckled granite, probably Cornish, which I left unsealed because its markings would detract from the form too much. See the maquettes page for the original clay model I used.