Dawn by William Reid Dick

I like this carving of a sleeping child, and the neat wrapping of the head with folds of fabric. The stone is given a nice fleshy quality and the carving feels as if its been done so tenderly, as the artist literally felt his way around and over the folds of the child’s head. The contrast with the base highlights the beautiful smoothness of the marble’s surface. Stone made into flesh. I don’t know if the title is the name of the sculptor’s daughter or alluding to new life. 

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