Tuesday, October 5, 2010
"Allora Qui" sketches and in studio
After "Qui" and other marbles I had chosen were shipped from Italy by sea via the Atlantic, St. Lawrence Sea Way and the Great Lakes. (a three month excursion) I rented space in the International Marble & Granite Company on Sacramento & Grand, Chicago. The Chicago Marble Carving Studio was located here. Now "Allora Qui, carved, filed and dry-sanded was ready for wet-sanding and finally Oxalic Acid and Tin Oxide for a mirror polish.
Next photo is a "Qui" sketch and some clay maquettes.