3. Can you carve a sculpture for a grave marker in a cemetery? I would enjoy the opportunity to carve an artistic grave marker. There is an element of ultimate love & devotion attached to having a grave marker carved for a loved one that has passed on. The grave marker can be a celebration of the loved one’s life - more that just a recitation of the dates of their birth and death.
4. What is the largest sculpture you have carved? The largest sculpture I have carved is a 6’ tall sculpture. It is meant to go on a 30” pedestal to give it a final dressed out height of 8 ˝’.
5. How can I see more of your work? There are four different ways.
a. Video: I will be adding videos shortly to my website http://www.wsggallery.com/Sculpture-Pages/Available-Sculpture-WSG-Gallery.htm of the sculptures in-house. A sculpture can then be seen in-the-round, as if you were there, in addition to the current four – five different still photographic views.
b. Public Art: The latest news and sculpture being used in Public Art is shown on my website at: http://www.wsggallery.com/Carl-Whats-New.htm
c. Galleries: My work can be seen in-person at four places. They are: My Studio in Martinsburg, Somerhill Gallery in Durham, NC, Chasen Galleries in Richmond, VA, and the Progressive Galleries in Lancaster, PA. Addresses & websites for galleries are at: http://www.wsggallery.com/Carl-Galleries.htm .
d. Art Consultants: call or email me, and I can suggest some art consultants in your area that can help you decide on an appropriate sculpture.
6. Where do you get your inspiration? Inspiration comes from the world around me. My work is to reawaken or reacquaint the viewer with positive themes. These themes include the Music Theme, Motion Theme, Striving Theme, Tranquil Theme, and the Exuberant Theme. Here is an overview of what the different themes are and what sculptures belong with which theme at: http://www.wsggallery.com/Sculpture-Pages/About-Sculpture-Themes.htm .
7. How much do they weigh? Stone in its raw state weighs 165 lbs. per cubic foot. Imagine a box that is 12” x 12” x 12” – in stone that would equal 165 lbs. Since I carve the stone into sculpture it is considerably lighter than 165 lbs. per cubic foot. Also I do not start with a cube, usually start with a rectangle that is thin in depth.
a. As a rough guide, sculpture up to 12” tall weighs approx. 50 lbs or less.
b. Sculpture up to 24” tall weighs approx. 100 lbs or less.
8. How much will it cost to ship? I would be happy to quote shipping & handling charges on any sculpture in my studio. Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Below are two estimates from UPS, one on a 16” tall sculpture and one a 24” tall sculpture. These quotes are for reference only and were quoted as of 05/11/10.
a. Shipping by UPS -
1 crate with a 16” tall sculpture [Crescendo] valued at $3,200 shipped from Martinsburg, WV to San Francisco would be: $135 for shipping & handling.
1 crate with a 24” tall sculpture [Precipice] valued at $3,200 shipped from Martinsburg, WV to Kansas City, Missouri would be : $100 for shipping & handling.
1. Can you carve a sculpture for my home? Yes, would be happy to.
2. Can a business commission a sculpture? Yes.
3. What is the process of carving a sculpture for me? The link: Sculpture Ordering Process takes you to a page that walks you through the entire process.
4. Would the sculpture go on a base? Depends on the sculpture. If a sculpture narrows down to a small footprint such as Hansou, the sculpture must have a base. Do not want a tippy or unbalanced sculpture going to a clients home. Bases are made in granite & marble to my specifications that are complimentary to the sculpture.
Would the sculpture go on or need a pedestal?
A pedestal is a very good idea unless you have a countertop
or equally stable & sturdy surface to place the sculpture on. An end
table, coffee table, etc are not good choices.
a. Do you also create pedestals or have a recommendation for someone who does? Pedestals, if possible, should be made by the sculptor. Making a pedestal that is artfully done, complimentary to the sculpture, and subordinate to the sculpture is the objective of designing and making a pedestal. If getting a sculptor-made pedestal is not an option, there are other woodworkers who are very capable & I can recommend some. Some examples of pedestals I have made are at: http://www.wsggallery.com/Carl-Pedestals.htm .
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