lead melts when engulfed by flame wherefore

lead melts when engulfed by flame wherefore
27th December 2015 Oz Osmaston

IMG_4999

lead melts when engulfed by…practice piece on on heather red slate, previously used for practice for the feathers on a bird…and who knows what…hoof prints?

and here’s the main agenda – started on Christmas Day. heather blue slate from Penrhyn, Bethseda, North Wales. it’s a big stone 480x480mm, but I’ve masked most of it so the dust from the carving won’t obliterate the fine white carbon lines. the mark below the tail of the m is iron pyrites, you could say a flaw, or a feature of the stone.

2015-12-25 09.00.34