With the stone to guide me

Carving stone is like a treasure hunt. As you carve away , the shapes that emerge and the colors and veining that are slowly revealed, lead to flights of the imagination.  Before you know it, the stone’s new shape conjures a narrative that brings to mind a title and a vision for the finished piece. Letting your mind wander through the narrative forms a connection between you and the work. It is this feeling of being connected to the carving that turns the stone into a sculpture; that and a lot of work. Still each stone holds a surprise, sometimes wildly rewarding and sometimes disappointing. The photo is of the piece I started the other day and have not yet finished, but the journey continues.

Hold your head up

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