Alabaster: a translucent form of gypsum or calcite.
There is a strong bond between a student and a teacher. Especially when you both understand each other without speaking a word of the same language. There is an intimate bond between a sculptor and a 31 kilo stone of Alabaster. Especially when what you see in your mind is forming itself, through your hands, expressed into the stone.
Hercules. The sculpture of Hercules in the Pisa Cathedral. The pure meaning and intention to show the human form, the human body, naked, however in a church. The bold test. The simple and “innocent” act of placing the sculpture under the pulpit of the priest.
The sculpture I am attempting is a personal reflection, embodied in the stone. A form, with a head that expresses the well known, “See no Evil, Speak no Evil, Hear no Evil.”