Stefanie Rocknak
Wood Sculpture in Progress

The Swimmer
page six

This piece is part of a commissioned piece, "The Triathlete." see the overall plan)

The bottom of the water has barely been roughed out.
At this end, the heart of the wood has become completely rotten, so I literally tore it out. Some rot still remains deep within, but I can stop it from spreading by applying a special hardener.
Then I'll simply fill the hole in with another piece of wood.
Although I knew it was there from the beginning, I pretty much ignored the pervasive creep of the rot, primarily because I have been focusing on the top part of the sculpture, the hand in particular. I do like how this hand appears to slide.
See page 1 of this work in progress, page 2 page 3, page 4, page 5

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