However, the key to what Fleming does that so intrigues me is the fluidity of his carvings. He obviously has a plan before he even starts, which means he can looking at a chunk of tree and see floral shapes, leaves, dragons, all that other good stuff, and dig at it with sharp things until that form is revealed to the rest of us.
That ability is something I have been chasing after for years, and sometimes I feel like I am getting closer to it, but mostly that comes out in 2 dimensional objects. I want it in 3D!
Also, he has had some of his work cast in glass, which is a technique that fascinates and entices me. Someone should put their glass foundry at my disposal!