Fat Pope

Carved into a block of lime wood, I was enjoying making a drunken figure with great folds of flesh falling off a chair. Lime is a lovely wood to carve.
However, I hadn't resolved how to treat the head so I put off working on it.
Then the block of wood suggested a miter-shaped hat and Fat Pope was born.
Private collection.

Fat Pope

Carved into a block of lime wood, I was enjoying making a drunken figure with great folds of flesh falling off a chair. Lime is a lovely wood to carve.
However, I hadn't resolved how to treat the head so I put off working on it.
Then the block of wood suggested a miter-shaped hat and Fat Pope was born.
Private collection.