Baby Elephant in a Snowstorm

Sculpture Stopped by Snow sculpture by Ronald Rae

Baby Elephant – granite sculpture in progress. Location – Cramond Kirk grounds, Edinburgh – December 2010.

Due to adverse weather conditions over the past few weeks the progress of the Baby Elephant has been curbed – hence one very frustrated sculptor! However he hopes to return to work as soon as he possibly can.

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Malcolm and Lesley December 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Not a bad idea for the sculptor to have a well-earned rest ……..We winced with every one of these inital strikes in that last video ! Have a peaceful and re-energising Christmas.

Pauline December 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

A Happy Christmas to you too. Yes, he did need a rest – but not for as long as this! He goes to see the sculpture every day covered in snow and ice and comes back despondent. However he is confident that maybe next week he will have hammer and chisel in his hand again.

Shawn Williamson FRSA December 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Looks like the stage where a sculptor would just want to be on it! Hope to see you both on the return
from Caithness, keep going with this beauty !

Pauline December 23, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Yes, this sculptor just can’t wait for the snow to go. However he is busy in his studio making other works of art so all is not lost. Our doors are always open.

FRED PARRISH December 31, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Ronnie,
You must be getting “soft” in your old age. I remember a time when you were out carving in all conditions!

Pauline January 1, 2011 at 6:05 am

Fred, give me a break – I am now in my 65th year and still using only hand tools! Great to hear from you. Wishing you all the best for 2011. Ronnie

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