“Modeling the human face is not the duplication of the obvious, but finding and bringing forth the intangible; however, it is by the reality of subtle volumes that the illusion of a soul is created.”
Originally from the French Alps, Philippe Faraut attended Germain Sommeillier in Annecy where he studied wood sculpting, design and construction of fine furniture specializing in the French classic style. Since 1992 he has taught portrait and figure sculpting throughout the US, Canada and Europe and has published these techniques in a series of videos and books. Faraut has translated his knowledge of the face into monumental carvings in marble and limestone and has received various awards from the New York Society of Portrait Artists, Viselaya, The National Sculpture Society and the Art Renewal Center.
“Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens” is a quote that is often attributed to Jimi Hendrix but the official Jimi Hendrix archivist has confirmed for inspirationz that there is no record of Hendrix ever having said these words.
Inspirationz has attributed the quote as an abbreviation of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr’s (1809-1894) original: “It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen” in his 1872 book The Poet at the Breakfast-Table.