This is my latest creation from a block of orange alabaster stone from Colorado. I’ve taken longer on this piece than any previously, trying to get it to shine. The impressions (in case it’s not obvious) are supposed to be lily stems and petals. Here are some views and the spot in the house where it fits perfectly with the surrounding color.
My latest attempt at stone carving. This is from a piece I bought at the Rock Stop in Navarro on the highway between Cloverdale and Mendocino last summer. It is probably from the Navarro River or near by. I’m not sure what kind of stone it is, but know it was pretty hard to work on. It has some beautiful grain, color (browns) and white lines. What started out as my attempt to make a thin wave or crescent moon, became something that looks like a dolphin.
This is a compilation of stones, which I carved and put together, after finally finding a strong enough glue. The bottom large piece is sandstone. The pillar is black marble. The platform is black marble. The two figures on the platform are from blue Italian and orange alabaster.
The figures represent a man and woman who walk side by side and add strength and balance to one another’s lives. It’s called High Together.
Apologize that two of the photos are a little dark and one closeup is fuzzy, but it gives a glimpse of what came together.
I’m really happy with my latest stone creation. Of course, it’s not really “mine”, as the materials are all gifts from the earth. I just shaped it in a particular way from a rectangular slab.
I’ve titled it Glacier. A variety of images can be seen within the various shapes, strands and brown veins inside.
It took about two months to carve, sand and polish. It is made from Italian ice alabaster.
Still looking for an inexpensive black stand to place it on.