Carving in Possibilities

carvingIt was the material he carved into to make the Roll of Honour for Castleford Grammar School (fig.1), his alma mater, using woodcarving instruments lent to him by the varsity artwork trainer who was to have a profound affect on him, Alice Gostick. This first recorded piece of direct carving that Moore did is important, yet it is rarely written about within the narratives of modernist sculpture. That is probably as a result of it doesn’t easily fit into the category of modern sculpture with which Moore has most incessantly become associated with. It contains no representational varieties and no trace of the human form.

Additionally, bird carving required knowledge of sensible painting. He began attending exhibits and competitions and has steadily progressed from novice by way of intermediate and now to open class. He has received fairly a few awards and ribbons along the way in which, but still … Read More