The making of a sculpture

MATTHEW'S FISH HOOK

Here you can view the process of making this beautiful sculpture and read the story and inspiration behind the design.

Matthew requested a classic fish hook based on the style of one of my very first pieces - Te Whanau. I offered a few ideas to stylise the finish, I felt it was really basic and it needed something extra. Matthew was adamant - a classic look only please, and textured. I'm glad he stuck to his guns, I really liked the look of it and it reminds me of how I began.

 

I started with far too much stone. Matthew didn't want a base so I wanted a lot of stone on the bottom to give it stability while I worked on it. The only problem was I had to remove a lot more stone to get to the end.

 

 

Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor

February 2014