\”In creative work, time should not and cannot be taken into consideration,\” said William Zorach. He was one of the best American sculptors of the last century, so he must have known what he was talking about (you can see his work here ).
My stone-carving marathon–five days in a row, 2+ hours/day–angered the gods of chronic fatigue, and yesterday I was laid low. That red block of sandstone will remain unfinished for the foreseeable future, and thus will not be entered into the juried show I had been racing towards. I can\’t imagine what I was thinking, trying to carve such a big block in such a short time.
From now on, I will carve by the stone\’s clock–which runs on geologic time–rather than mine.