Text soon! Too tired, but here are some pictures at least!
|A guest house near the school, with glorious trompe-l'oeil painting.|
|A walk I took several times, very close to the Schnitzschule.|
|My lovely room at the Schnitzschule Geisler-Moroder.|
|The classroom I was in my first week at the school.|
|Each student gets a set of 15 Stubai carving gouges to work with for the duration of a class.|
|Students at the school copy from models, mostly. Some of them show a progression from an early stage to completion.|
|"Roughed out" Jesuses for purchase in the carving supply store.|
|Working on a relief from photos of magnolia leaves I took before I left California.|
|Magnolia leaves nearing completion.|
|I carved this head using a model that was, to my perception, JFK on one side, and a skull on the other.|
I wasn't interested in carving a skull so I extrapolated a full face. I also changed the features and eliminated the hair.
|My class group from the third week, with our teacher, Pascal. The other|
students in this group came from Austria, Denmark, Australia, England and Scotland,
plus a couple of Americans living in Europe.