Mixed Granites, 71" × 32" × 32"
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Bowling Green, OH
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SCULPTING?
WHAT GOT YOU INTO THIS MEDIUM?
A natural progression from marble and limestone and the lifelong of influence growing up in New Hampshire, "The Granite State."
WHERE DID THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS SELECTED PIECE DERIVE?
1 Samuel 7:12 in the Holy Bible
TELL US ABOUT THE CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH CRAFTING THIS PIECE.
Fitting several separate pieces together in stone can be a bit challenging.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE YOU TO COMPLETE THIS PIECE?
I don't generally keep track of how long pieces take to complete.
HOW DO YOU WANT THE SCULPTURE GARDEN AUDIENCE TO LOOK AT YOUR WORK?
First from a purely visual experience, then from a conceptual experience.
WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE THE AUDIENCE TAKES AWAY FROM YOUR PIECE?
An appreciation of the material, the composition and the inspiration of the Biblical passage from which it is derived.
WHAT OTHER ARTISTS INSPIRE YOU?
Christop Spath, John Iserwood, Donald Davis, Isamu Nogouchi, Walter Duesenberry and Jesus Morales to name a few . . .
WHY DO YOU DO THE WORK YOU DO?
The task of every man is to find the work God has laid before him and to do that work faithfully.
WHERE DO YOU HAVE OTHER WORKS?
I have work in over 50 public and private collections around the country and in several shows currently.
HOW DO YOU FINANCE THE WORK THAT YOU DO?
The granite is donated and rest of the material comes out of my paycheck.