Christ in almond
A new project inspired by a 14th c crucifix of German influence, the “devot Christ” kept in Perpignan. The painful expression on the face has always struck me. This study is carved in a piece of almond, a fruit wood which is particularly hard and demanding. It is not easy to find it in large sections without any defects. The core wood has rich veins and warm copper hues. To reveal all its beauty, it requires a firm and delicate hand, together with perfectly sharp tools.