I see light at the end of the tunnel
I know that Bardiglio is only a little elephant but realising my vision for him has turned out to be a mammoth project. Creating the skin has been a testament to the patience and endurance needed to achive such a result.
This is an example of the claw shaped chisel I have used in order to create the skin.
This bardiglio marble is quite hard, excellent for a sculpture of this nature but not so good for the tools. Even the hardened steel inserts needed for this stone did not last long.
These are the wasted chisels which Bardiglio and I have consumed.