What types of stone are
Answer: I use soapstone and alabaster as my
primary media. I do this not only for the ease of carving, but for
the wonderful swirls of color which those types of rock provide.
What types of figures do you
Answer: I am compelled to carve the things
in my life that inspire and motivate me. So, I carve animals, or
human figures, which are a response to what I see and sense in my
Do You work in other media?
Answer: Yes, I have carved
in wood, slate, and snow. I currently do not carve in other media. I
have created some of my stone sculptures in bronze. I
create paper-relief pictures during the winter months. I also create
sculptures using WinterStone. I usually do this during the winter
months when it is too cold to work outside. Here are some of the other
works that Iíve created.
How big are your sculptures?
Answer: I have carved from
the very small (palm of your hand) to the very large (somewhere
around 125 pounds, if I can get help lifting the stone to my carving
bench) I generally carve whatever I can lift comfortably (up to 85
pounds) and plan to carve full scale someday.
What do you
do to get the stones that color?
Answer: The color you see in the sculpture is
actually the natural color of the minerals in that rock. There can
be a wide variation in color even in the same quarry. I sometimes
buff or polish the stone to highlight its natural colors. Sometimes
I leave parts of the stone in their natural state (see Red Land
Will the color fade?
My stone does
not fade, but the bright red stones should not be in direct sunlight.
It is not sure if the sun fades them, but I'm concerned enough not
to put them in direct sunlight.