19 March 2011

Face with incised and chipped mouth

Face with an incised and chipped away mouth
Dennis Boggs collection.  Irrigon, Oregon, U.S.A.

The technique to make the eyes and nose here seems similar to the technique used to make the eyes of "The Trickster" posted in February.  An incision was made along a line to depict the mouth and then stone was chipped away under, and up to, the line.  The visual affect is a more life-like mouth than a straight incised line alone could provide.

-kbj

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