Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Raw

An artist friend lives just down the mountain. He has started playing around with "carving" light-weight cast stone blocks, 128, commonly known in Israeli Hebrew as "Etung" blocks. Apartment buildings are built with them.

So far there is the little sheep and these Biblical figures.
A work in progress.
Ahh, talent and time, the perfect combination . . . . Must be nice.
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12 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

mommanator said...

unique and quite pretty

Erin said...

i like how the one fits into the landscape. he appears to be talented in sculpting :)
thanks for sharing them with us.
have a lovely week.

Yaelian said...

Very talented artist. Nice pictures!

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Is it stone or some kind of material such as plaster that your friend then carves from? The rock looks porous and soft although I've never carved stone. I am kind of a whiz on pushing colored mud.

Dick said...

These are great, he is talented.

Louise said...

I am always amazed at the mediums artists find to use.

jeannette stgermain said...

What a great idea - the mind of an artist travels beyond the common use of objects:)

Dina said...

Thanks for your reactions, everyone.

PA, all I know about these Etong or Etung blocks is what I posted, which I found via Google. I'll have to go inspect them more closely. But the friends live in the middle of dozens of beehives and this is the period when the bees are active and aggessive and no one may go there.

Life with Kaishon said...

What very beautiful work. I love it.

Kay said...

He certainly is talented. Very serene and beautiful.

susieofarabia said...

They are beautifully made. Thanks, Dina.