Carol Griffin

Figurative Direct Carving


“Direct carving is a 20th century term used to describe a less planned approach to carving in which the sculptor carves the finished sculpture without using intermediate models or maquettes. The sculptor either works from memory or works while observing the subject. In some respects it can be seen as a return to the direct approach used in primitive art. This style of carving as also referred to as taille directe.”


Direct Carving