Handcarved Statue of Saint Margaret
We were called upon to create a statue of Saint Margaret in wood to
complement an existing woodcarved statue in a large church. The building is a
late 19th century Gothic structure with beautiful old stained glass windows
from the Mayer Studio in Munich. High in sanctuary there is a window of St.
Margaret. The window became the inspiration for our design.
From the window, and after consultation with our client, we created a color rendering for the statue.
From our rendering, our
carver then created a small clay model shown to the right, called a bozzetto.
To the left, we show the carving just underway, with the bozzetto and
Matteo Moroder, is pictured with mallet and
chisel as he works in the shop on the lindenwood block.
The handcarved statue, now richly decorated is finished. The model is 3/4
round with a flat back back, made to hang on a wall. Lightly painted with
gilt and detailed ornamentation, the completed statue is shown to the right
with a larger detailed photo to the left. Note the book with its ornate
clasp and the rich decoration of the garments.
To the right is the the detail
of the carving completed after many hours of skilled work.
The statue is ready for the painter.