by Gary Rosborough
The Process I use
Working with a single chip carving knife, I create sculptures and whimsies from figures I draw directly onto the wood or a graphic from paper. I then carve the wood and sand it to a smooth surface. Next, I paint a base coat of gesso, sand it again and then paint each piece with multiple coats and colors of acrylic paint. When that is done, I stain each piece and sign and date the sculpture with the completion period, sometimes adding a unique phrase as well.
Craft is "Good work proceeding from the whole man, heart, head and hand in proper balance" 1 and "Authenticity takes work. It requires time and effort to construct it and constant tending to keep it in place. People go to all this effort because authenticity also has potency, which can be directed to many varied ends." 2.