Carving "Shy?"

 "Shy?". Alabaster stone. 18" high. Completed in June 2017.

"Shy?". Alabaster stone. 18" high. Completed in June 2017.

 I just got a 50 lbs piece of Alabaster. I know what I want to do and draw it on the stone

I just got a 50 lbs piece of Alabaster. I know what I want to do and draw it on the stone

 A few holes with a power drill, and I carve off the coarse outline

A few holes with a power drill, and I carve off the coarse outline

 The curve of the back begins to appear...

The curve of the back begins to appear...

 Carving the front...

Carving the front...

 Carving the neck… big mistake… The head is now too heavy for the narrow neck. The head breaks off… I should have been more careful.Disappointment, but not a surprise…

Carving the neck… big mistake… The head is now too heavy for the narrow neck. The head breaks off… I should have been more careful.Disappointment, but not a surprise…

 Starting the sanding...

Starting the sanding...

 The finished piece after sanding and waxing, mounted on a ½” thick wooden base.

The finished piece after sanding and waxing, mounted on a ½” thick wooden base.

 Front view

Front view