Will and Grace, Home Page

Will and Grace / Kansas Crème Limestone / 48 x 3.5 x 30″

After having discovered these two love birds on page 280 of The Styles of Ornament by Alexander Speltz, the moment I turned the page I knew I was going to carve them.  I was immediately captivated by how the original artist had successfully managed to frame such a delightful scene within the neat confines of a triangular arch.  I was also drawn into the illustration as art in its own right.  So, following in the footsteps of my two predecessors I set about creating my own version. However I’m sure if and when I do get to see the original carving there will be a marked ‘Chinese whispers’ effect as, first the graphic artist, then I myself did our tinkering here and there. But practically my only noticeable intervention can be seen in Grace’s profile. I just could’t leave her this way!

The name ‘Will and Grace’ stems, as you probably guessed, from the 90’s TV show – not that I watched much of it, but it came about as I was working on Will’s face.  As this was clearly a proposal I found myself forming his lips to mouth the word “will”, as in: “Will you marry me?”  Almost immediately I found a name for the dashing knight his soon-to-be fiance became ‘Grace’, and its been Will and Grace ever since.

As I had about one and a half inches of material with which to work with, so as not to bust through the three and a half inch thick slab of stone, each fraction of an inch of this fine grained slab of Kansas Creme limestone had to be utilized to the finest degree.

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Will and Grace / Kansas Crème Limestone / 48 x 3.5 x 30″

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