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Donatello, Carrara Marble, life size, 2018, private collection, Italy.

I am in Carrara carving at an artist's cooperative
called Pont di Ferro, Iron Bridge, just outside of town.
Am visiting Marton Varo and some Italian sculptors that I know. I did not rent a space to carve or buy marble because I won't be here too long.
I found a scrap of marble and carved for two days.
It became Donartello the young Italian man in Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel set in Rome, The Marble Faun.
He is befriended by three art students, an American girl, and an English girl and young man.
When they were in the Capitiline Museum they noticed that their new friend, Donatello, looked exactly like the famous Antique sculpture known as the Marble Faun, half goat and half man. 
The same curly hair. They rushed to see if he had pointed ears. He ran away. 
Hawthorne makes us wait 'til the end of the book and we still may not be sure if he is a boy or a faun. 
As I began carving the rough block I slipped and carved a pointed ear.
Thinking about him and immersed in this marble mountain I wanted to imbue the sculpture with a mysterious quality.

Angel of the Mountain, Carrara marble, 2011, Private Collection Kennebunkport, ME.

 

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9FMsbaSE-A&t=35s

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Other Vodeos

Lecture, - LOOKING OVER MICHELANGELO’S SHOULDER AS HE CARVES MARBLE copyright 2018,Cornelius Sullivan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

 

 

Emerging Figure, Carrara Marble.

Pieta 1, marble.

 

Rachel, Marble with oil paint.

         

Kathleen, Drawing for Marble, pencil, 9x12"

The Artist's Daughter, Kathleen, marble, 12" x 12", 1984.