Today is the third day, my sculpting is going well. If with machine tools, it may take almost the same time. But, without machine tools, it takes time and effort enormously. Only to sculpt a little surface, it needs curving by pointed chisels like cross stripes, after that, leveling by comb type chisels and by flat type chisels... I can understand feeligs of modern sculptors, who want to sculpt with air compressor-powered chisels. But, there is no better work than hand sculpting, if you want to make a work with your passion and heart...
Yesterday I moved to Ibaraki Prefecture from Tokyo. Airing the bedding, shopping foods and cleaning...etc. In the evening, I got a time for grinding the back face at last. And this morning, I finished preparing for my sculpting.
Mr.Allan West, a Japanese-style painter, living in Japan for 26 years, has his exhibition in Seijyou. We have been friends known each other since I was student of the University of Tokyo. I used to visit his atelier in front of Akamon. With Mrs. Tsutsui, the owner of this gallery, we three enjoyed our conversation. The following is about the information. http://www.allanwest.jp/japanese/saishinfuyu.html
One of difficulties for making sculptures is to make hair. Because, even if you make a hair one by one, it may be unable to be seen as hair. As a mass and a stream, to catch and express hair, is important, I think. Can you see this photo just like hair?
There is a easy way to know how lucky you are. It is how many or how fantastic beautiful things you meet in your daily life. Men, nature, things or scenery, behaviors and words...etc. Anything is O.K. On the contrary, if you want to be a lucky person, it is better for you to try to find something beautiful in your daily life. If you can find something beautiful in which usually you overlook or are usual, then it will become lucky for you as they are. Let's try!
This silver frame shows the size of the marble which I will sculpt with this prototype. This device is for sculpting the marble as big as possible. The day is coming when I sculpt from the morning to the night.
I have one question for you. "If you don't need to worry about money, and you have enough time and money, what do you want to do?" In my case, my answer to this question is, "From the morning to the evening, all the day, I will sculpt a white marble as much as I want." In fact, what you want to do when you have enough time and money is your aim in life, which will be done with your passion and is something original can be done only by you. After taking a walk, I watched a TV program at home. It was a documentary of a figure skating coach, Nikolai Morozov, for Miki Ando, Daisuke Takahashi. He retired a figure skater, as young, and has been training many worldwide skaters. He said at the end of this program, "The secret of my success is the devotion of my life to my coaching." And if we ask him the same question, he may answer, "From the morning to the evening, all the day, I will coach figure skaters. "