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.

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