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.
Christ douloureux en amandier : travail en cours

Suffering Christ in almond: work in progress

Visage du Christ : sculpture dans un tronc d'amandier

Face of Christ : sculpture in a log of almond

Visage du Christ douloureux: sculpture en amandier

Face of suffering Christ: sculpture in almond