Torso I Sculpture
John de Pauley
Torso I Sculpture by Stonemason John de Pauley is carved from Bath stone, an oolitic Jurassic limestone from the south west of England. This piece is part of a trio of sculptures, taking inspiration from the human form. Each piece is directly carved into the stone, trapping the form rather than following a line.
Rather than having a preconceived idea in sketch form or a model to work from, these pieces have been directly carved into the stone. This method means plunging straight in, leaving much to chance but giving a certain vitality and energy to the piece. Being semi abstract the ambiguous relationship to the torso gives the viewer a sense of the hidden form within the stone.
Material: Bath stone
cm: Width 14cm, Depth 18cm, Height 19cm
inches: Width 5.5in, Depth 7.1in, Height 7.5in
Care Instructions: Gently wipe with damp cloth