Wednesday, December 09, 1998
I finished the soapstone grizzly bear sculpture today, a total of 76 hours. The final name will be 'Surprised.' Though the result is beautiful, I do not like working in the medium, which I find excessively dusty. Initial work on the sculpture outside in a breeze covered the neighbour's yard in a fine snow white dusting of soapstone. When I moved indoors, taking over a small unused greenhouse, the dust became so thick that it was difficult at times to see the sculpture beneath my grinder. I think I'll stick to antler, horn and ivory!