In each advanced sculpting course the focus is on the examination of a particular artistic theme. This course is about "resculpting". It is hoped that, as time goes on, you will develop a style of your own. The study of a given theme opens up new dimensions for us and helps us to find new starting-points.
“Resculpting" means for me, to trace a sculpture from our cultural history that has touched me personally. Then, in one of my own works in stone, I wish to respond to it, to take something from it. Maybe it is the language of form, or the message of the artwork or both, which inspires me to create my own interpretation of it. In the spirit by Pablo Picasso: "Stealing is allowed, copying is forbidden". Similar working methods can be found in music; the current, contemporary "recomposing". Please come to the course with a photo, drawings or a video of a chosen plastic work. Using the direct carving method we will begin to implement our personal ideas on a Peccia marble block. We can of course make some small models and studies in clay first. We will take our time and focus all our attention on the individual interpretation of the topic. There is a large selection of artworks available, from the Palaeolithic period to the ‘Cubism’ of the last century and the current works of the so-called ‘Social Sculpture’.
I am curious and look forward to accompanying you on this ‘resculpting’ course.
Roland Hotz, Stone sculptor
Essential requirement for the course: Good basic stone sculpting skills.
We will work with Cristallina marble, but please feel free to choose another material if you wish.
Course languages: German