An excerpt that describes the transformation that
takes place in both Drowne and his carving as he works upon the block of wood.
An excerpt that presents a conversation exchanged
between Drowne and the painter John Singleton Copley, who is recognized as
a genuine artist. Copley offers backhanded praise to Drowne, but Drowne surprises
him by talking of the power of inspiration.
An excerpt that underscores the power of inspiration
to transform the block of wood into a work of art.
An excerpt in which Drowne still identifies himself with the woodcarver's
trade and not the sculptor's art.