This post features relief carvings in a variety of mediums. The challenge for the artist is to create a sense of depth and dimension within a shallow ground. The play of light and shadows used to create the illusion of depth make relief carvings an interesting subject for the photographer as well.
From a gravestone, Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, NH.
Grape vines and leaves in another cemetery carving.
A subtle relief carving from a section of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Farragot relief.
A section of the Shaw Memorial, also by Saint-Gaudens, Boston, MA.
An interesting top portion of a grave stone found in Boston, MA.
This beautiful relief carving is in the New Chapel at St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH.