Got a big boulder to move? Better get a big excavator and someone who knows how to drive it (not me!!). Took a surprisingly short time to get it moved and up into position. August has been a pretty rainy month so prgress slowed, but did not stop.
And the beat goes on, the boulder is getting smaller and close to final shape. Down to a very svelte 9 tons. Getting close to the point where we’ll tip it up on end and I’ll start the detail work. While I’m anxious to see this beast standing […]
A very tough piece of stone, it’s not nice because it’s gneiss (that’s a stone carver joke, perhaps a little esoteric). Many a worn out diamond saw blade and dulled chisels but the work continues. The rough shape of the sculpture is getting closer. Perhaps another 2 weeks […]
This 20 ton boulder is giong to be the big project for 2018. I expect the final piece to stand around 10 feet tall (it’s BIG!!!) I’m carving it at the client’s location (not going to bring this monster to my studio) and will be working through the summer on […]
Three years ago I had a chance to see the iconic Moai statues on Easter Island. This year we paid a visit to Machu Picchu to see how a different culture made use of their abundant stone. I feel a kinship with both of these cultures because I understand […]