Friday, March 29, 2013

Stone Sculptures in Progress

Recent trips to China have inspired an aesthetic in the natural lime stone formations (above bottom) that are so common here in the islands. 
Finished my latest sculpture "Cloud Stone" I call it. I was inspired by the natural limestone formations here on the island for many years but really did not know how to interpret them. Cloud like, clouds as if solidified. The limestone always seemed so fluid... It finally came after visiting the Palace Gardens in Beijing, an aesthetic shift...I still play with the arrangement so maybe "finished" is a bit to permanent an idea for this piece.

The larger lime stone work (above) is early in it's development and I have been having great fun drawing on the surface getting the design more nailed down.  As a drawing surface it is quite nice and I have gone through many revisions and continue to enjoy the process.  The stone is not very dense and cuts easily, many more hours are needed to complete this piece.  I'm looking forward to working on this stone after the semester is finished.

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