Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Making of Fragile Peace

Those of you who visited us at the London Art Fair last week can't have failed to notice Chris Mitton's fantastic new sculpture, 'Fragile Peace.'

Chris hand carved a block of Italian Carrara marble into a 3:1 scale sculpture of the Colt 45 SAA revolver, commonly known as the 'Peacemaker.' It took him 6 months to finish the painstakingly detailed piece, working from a replica of the original gun. These images reveal something of his arduous process and give a wonderful insight into the artist's stone carving method, from stone block to finished sculpture.

Chris Mitton | Fragile Peace | 2012 | Hand carved Carrara marble | Signed by the artist | 12.5 x 82.5 x 40 cm

See more of Chris Mitton's work on our website and view the full set of studio images here.