POOL PLAY - Kansas Fencepost Limestone

A fellow sculptor, John Fisher, once suggested, that if I couldn't find the figure within a stone, I should do a simple study.
"Look at your foot and carve a foot. Look at your hand and carve a hand," he said. "It never hurts to practice carving feet and hands, they aren't easy." So I started with a hand.
The hand needed something in it. Something to hold. At first a flower came to mind, but as I was removing stone I thought of a small figure within the hand.
After it was completed I stood it on a pedestal in my garden. I was watering one day and it got drenched in water, reminding me of the days when I taught swim lessons, and how much the little kids loved being tossed through the air and slashing down, begging, "Again, again." 



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