Tympanum Coat of Arms, Ireland, 2m high, Donegal sandstone, 2010

Architects original drawing

Architects original drawing

3D scanning the clay maquette

3D scanning the clay maquette

3D scan

3D scan

Mirror imaged and joined together

Leafwork carving

Leafwork carving

Assembled on Andy's workshop floor

Assembled on Andy's workshop floor

The roughed out carving assembled on my workshop floor to check the fitting and flow of the carving across the joints. Donegal sandstone is not a pleasant stone to work in, ruining many chisels and diamond cutting blades

Limited available stone sizes made jointing a major challenge around the ornament, to avoid feather edges and weak sections

The finished carving set within dark grey Kilkenny limestone pediment surround

Site

Site

4 x double corner Griffins

4 x double corner Griffins

For the entrance hallway

36 Classical Bulls skulls

36 Classical Bulls skulls

For the entrance hallway 300mm high

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