Wednesday, 31 March 2010

A Sculptor's Testimonial

I was so chuffed....

Salisbury Cathedral Sculptor

I was delighted to receive an email out of the blue from the sculptor that created the wonderful stone carvings below. Here is what Jay Battle said:
I was searching the internet this week for some images of Salisbury Cathedral in order to explain something to a client when I came across your photography.

I just wanted to say that I thought your shots of 'Agony of the Biting Imps' and 'Forever Watching' at Salisbury are superbly shot.
I was responsible for carving both of those and have stared at them more than most. I don't have any photos of them in place and when I saw these I had to write to you to let you know how wonderful I think your eye for composition is.

I am normally sick of a carving by the time I finish and as a result never have photo of my work in place. Odd maybe, but seeing your photos of my work has made me look again at how they sit and I don't feel ill- thank you.
Jay went on to say that he is hoping for another commission and, if it comes together, would like me to do a photo essay starting from the initial clay maquettes to carving out from a single block of stone. Needless to say I replied that I would be delighted.

Agony Of The Biting Imps

Forever Watching

Thank you Jay!

comments / critique / feedback always welcome :)
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