Labor of Love

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”
– Michelangelo

It is easier said than done. I believe it takes a special talent to “see” the hidden figure inside a block of stone or wood and set it free.

One has to have a special love for it. Each piece is a work of art and a labor of love.

Many sculptors did not go to art school but learned it from their father and then pass it on to the next generation.
It takes a lot of imagination to bring out a work like this from a piece of wood.
A labor of love is its own reward.

For LAPC: Labor of Love

(At a workshop in the province of Bataan in the Philippines.)


    • Thank you, Tina! I always want to join in the challenge when I think I have something worthy to contribute. The challenge gives a push and an inspiration when one is looking for ideas. Always a pleasure.


  1. What a perfect topic for this week’s challenge! From your lead-in quote that speaks to this labor of love Tony our photos that support what you are saying — you’ve captured the essence of the work and creativity of being a sculptor. Thanks so much for this excellent post.

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