Just finished sculpting this piece of Oregon river rock, then waxed and polished it up to put in the garden.
It sort of looks like the tail of a whale that’s jumped in head first. From another angle it appears to be an anvil. What’s it look like to you?
Back to Back
These two rock creatures are stuck together like glue (actually with glue). I shaped them from a piece of Oregon river rock (granite) and orange fluorescent alabaster.
It is called Back To Back. Hope you enjoy the photos. They don’t quite bring out the clarity or grain as some close-ups would have done.
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.
Easter Island’s Baby
This is a piece I just finished from a block of Mongolian black marble. It was the most difficult of anything I’ve done so far, in reference to sanding and getting all the nicks and scratches out of it. I’ve dubbed it Easter Island’s Baby.
Originally, I was going to have it coming out of the ground, like the sculptures on Easter Island, but it worked better and was more secure, springing forth from the pieces of white alabaster. I love the dark black contrasted with the white stone and the dark green pot.
The next carving is with some Italian white ice alabaster.
Hope these photos do this justice. I’m getting a little better with each stone.
Here is the latest touching poem from my friend Jerilyn Elise Miripol.
The Summer of Stones
The summer of stones,
Trailing along the Buddhist parkway,
A garden of solidity
This temple embraces me
As I view the purified altar,
A liturgy of karma.
I also postulate in the euphoric
Bursting lotus blossom
Replicating the light of the One
Who guides me out of my affliction
With the wonder of
The seraphic essence of healing herbs,
Dissolving my corporeal pain
Here are a few views of my latest stone carving.
It is from a block of black Mongolian marble.
It’s getting better all the time.