Cutting up meat

8ft x 4ft piece of birch plywood. Carving mostly with reciprocating carver plus some hand gouges.

Starting to cut:

8x4ft block of birch plywood with drawing of pig carcass on it

Pig carcass drawn in red acrylic wash and black ink before carving begins. Dexter and Zuzu to scale.

 

And

After a few days worth of cutting, almost done:

2 little dogs pose in front of 8x4ft sheet of plywood with carcass carved on it

Uncooperative Zuzu refuses to pose calmly. Does not share artist's enthusiasm for carving fake meat

 

closeup of artist carving large block with electric gouge

Reciprocating carver or gouge, is a wrist/hand/arm saver.