In the beginning I was a woodcarver. Wood carving is one of the cheaper methods to make sculptures, especially if you use wood stumps that you pick up on the side of the road, when there are trees being felled.
Ria is carved from a piece of black thorn wood. It was not completely dry when I started carving it. During the carving process, it stood outside for about 6 months. This caused it to crack in the carved areas, most noticeably over the face. On finishing, I decided to worked with the cracks instead of trying to concealing them.
|After standing 6 months outside, the cracks started to form.|