TONI COSTA - sculptor

Work

During the creation process of a sculpture I always reach a moment when I feel confused and doubtful about the result. Then it is very important to be self-confident, not to be in a hurry to get to the end and to be able to take risks, if any. But in such moments, we are also likely to make great disasters handling a chainsaw...when we deal with chisels and gouges it is completely different. We have to work slowly and there is no bothering noise produced by our electrical tools, so we can take our time to observe the gradual change of our work of art. Indeed this is my favourite dimension, when the rhythmic hammering goes together with the breath, the heartbeat, the right sharpened tool, creating a sort of hidden symphony. I feel a very nourishing and subtle pleasure when I use some self-made chisels, made from old rasps for metal objects, from steel bars or even using springs from old cars and I realize that my chisels are as good as the best you can buy...