One of a Kind
18" h x 8" x 6"
(More photos below)
"This stone carving started out as a quick gesture sketch done earlier this year (13 January 2003).
I really enjoyed the shapes and wanted to see if I could create a form in 3-D based on this idea.
The stone chosen is a Canadian marble the quarry called Storm Cloud Marble.
It is a beautiful gray-colored stone with black streaks and swirls creating luscious patterns in the marble.
This stone carving started out as a voluptuous figure, much rounder than the original sketch.
And I was enjoying this curvaceous-ness. On the evening after I cut the basic planes of the skull,
something wonderful happened. The stone started its part in the collaboration. When I approached
my carving stand the next morning, I saw the second face, looking down and to the right. And I
thought, "Wow, I wonder if I can do as I am told?" There is a freedom in letting go of one idea to move into the next. I hope you can see the joy and wonder as well.
After completing this sculpture, I wanted to explore the idea some more. Plus, I was anxious to try sculpting a
larger work for display in a garden. So I sculpted Gemini, the bronze version.
This one-of-a-kind stone artwork weighs about 33 pounds and may be displayed indoors or out.
Thank you for your interest,
Scroll down a little to see images of the stone prior to carving.
Above: Original Gesture Sketch
for marble carving "Gemini"