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Kathy's Archive of Sculptures

Cracked Woman 

Cracked Woman
black walnut      60" tall
private collection

I like to carve in wood and stone because wood and stone are so alive. I've tried to put my carvings into bronze, but it just doesn't feel the same. I guess I don't have an affinity for metal. Too cold, except when it's molten. Then I like it a lot!
I apprenticed for fifteen years with sculptor Gordon Newell, my uncle by marriage. Henry and I lived in Darwin, California near Gordon's studio during one of his most prolific periods. Gordon passed on to me a love of hand tools and the traditional method of carving, chip by chip. I wrote about this apprenticeship in my memoir Seeing Into Stone: A Sculptor's Journey which you can read more about by clicking the Books tab at left. The first chapter describes my dilemma carving this figure when I realized that the wood was splitting right down the middle of her face.


Shaman Mask 12 link to Henry's gallery
Henry's gallery

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Quail Spirit Mask link to Collaborations
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Cracked Woman Cracked Woman   Goddess of the Screwbean Mesquite Goddess of the Screwbean Mesquite   Tibetan Meditator  Tibetan Meditator  Rocking Buddha  Rocking Buddha  Captive Dancers  Captive Dancers  Beast of Burden Beast of Burden   Pregnant Woman Pregnant Woman   

Onyx Woman   Freedom   Compression Compression   Mother and Child Mother and Child   Guardian Angel Guardian Angel   the seeker   Metta

Metta Black Madonna   Onyx Woman   strutting my stuff     She Who Watches She Who Watches     Grrrrrl Grrrrl   song of home A Song of Home     drumming ecstasy Drumming Ectasy     Dancer Dancer     
 Red Mask Red Mask   Pancho Pancho   Big Horn Bighorn   

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