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Why do I create Sculpture? Creating sculpture is part of me, like breathing. I can not not create. Creating is what I came here to do. It is my life work – to create beauty and share it with the world. Creating is part of my life work. Sharing is part of my life work. I have found a way to create and share at the same time. I call it a Public Carving Experience.

This experience takes place any place there are a lot of people passing by. I have a large, 5 or 6 foot tall Feather Rock or Limestone delivered and I begin carving. I start by roughing out the shape, whatever shape comes out. As I carve, people stop and watch, then ask questions.

Question: What are you carving?
Answer: I am just letting the shape emerge from the stone. No plan, no drawing, just going with the flow of the stone and what ever happens.

Then I ask them to try carving. This usually elicits a response of “Oh, no, I would just break it.” So, I explain that there are no accidents, no mistakes in ART. Also, the way I carve, you don’t have to know what you are doing. I show them how to hold the hammer and the chisel, and after a few tries they are carving. This is when the magic begins. They really enjoy carving on the stone. Their joy spreads to the people passing by and more people carve. They come back week after week to watch the progress of the sculpture and to contribute. They are helping me carve the sculpture. When this happens, it is a collaborative piece, we all created it.

For most people, they have never seen a stone sculpture carved. They have never been able to use the tools and carve on stone. And most of all they have never even contributed to the creation of a sculpture.

So, this is how I create sculpture and share it with everyone.

   

Strangers' Harmony
Feather Rock
72" x 30" x 48"
Sold

Eye of the Beholder
Limestone
72" x 48" x 36"
Sold

Atherton
Feather Rock
72" x 36" x 30"
Sold

   
The Dance

The Dance
Feather Rock
72" x 48" x 48"
Sold

The Dance
The Dance
The Dance
The Dance
The Dance
The Dance
The Dance
     
   
County Fair County Fair
Feather Rock
54 " x 47" x 44"
Sold
County Fair
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Philosopher's Stone Philosopher's Stone
Limestone
48 " x 18" x 18"
$12,500
Philosopher's Stone
Philosopher's Stone Philosopher's Stone Philosopher's Stone
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