PAST Sculptures in progress
The crowning piece of the large architectural surround nears completion in July 2016. Alan St. George uses a magnifier to detail a final element...one of the cherub capitals. . Photo references include shots taken by Mr. Daniel Smith of the UK. Mr. Smith photographed the RMS Olympic's "Honour and Glory Crowning Time" at Southampton's Sea City Museum. A special 'thanks' to Mr. Smith for his work which has been invaluable to this project. The Olympic's clock in its present state has many layers of paint, so it is important to also use photos circa 1910 sans paint. Since no light is better than daylight for detail work of this kind, and it is a lovely season, sculpting is being done on the front porch of the sculptor's home: Havencrest Castle.
A look at the 51" clock surround model
A lovely July 2016 afternoon highlights the gardens of the artist's hilltop home. Close inspection will reveal sculpting is in progress on the front porch.
Carving out a great day...
Spending time on the front porch with my dogs on a beautiful day working on a new Titanic replica sculpture. Blessed!
Each side a different carving
A unique arrangement of fruits, flowers, and vegetables on all sides...just like the pedestals and newel posts on RMS Titanic/Olympic. Historical note: There were over 200 unique newel post facings on each of the sister ships!
Our newest and smallest version. Sculpted with the aid of additional photo references supplied by globally-recognized Titanic artist, Ken Marschall.
Models for the Grand Staircase newel post and balustrade await mold-making.
No matter how often I see the foundry cut up my sculptures, I still find it a bit unsettling...(read more)
What an enjoyable project sculpting the famous Grand Staircase clock has been! In my 40 years living here...(read more)