The top left photo is the maquette oriented as the sculpture will be. On the top right is the maquette laying on the stone. You can see the pattern of the toothed chisel on the stones surface clearly. The bottom left photo is the beginning of roughing out the sculpture.
At this point I am "finding" the sculpture within the stone. It's exciting, knowing what the finished form will be and making the decisions of what to remove. All art is a series of decisions, especially carving a stone.