Cara wanted two sculptures for an awards ceremony to be given to two women in Philedelphia who had been positive influences in their communities.
The most important thing to be informed of first, is that I made these from a solid 3 inch thick by 7 inch wide bolock of walnut, near impossible to find a single block of walnut in this size. No stack of thin boards glued together here causing striped variations of color and with the potential for glue to soften up and fall apart in a wet/humid environment.
The photo bottom right is the pattern to model them after. The photo at bottom left is one of them rubber banded together holding the legs on while glue dries inside of the mortice and tenon joints joining the legs to the solid block of wood forming the body. The upper row of photos shows them from unfinished on the right to finished and varnished on the left. Each one is approximately 14 inches high.
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I worked with Ralph on creating 2 sculptures. He provided frequent updates and was consistent with any questions that he had regarding my preferences with the pieces. The finished product was absolutely beautiful, completed on time and packed so that it arrived in one piece! I was proud to display the sculptures at my organization's event. I'm positive that I made the correct decision in selecting Ralph for my project.
Ralph proved to be a true artist. His professionalism, creativity, expertise and talent were greatly appreciated. I will definitely contact him again when I need some additional sculptures created.