Time goes by quickly when sculpting in alabaster or marble. After a while it seems possible to dance with the stone as it gives away its secrets, and stone has many secrets. Oblivious to time and surroundings, the tools give way to form, until the stone gleams its approval.
Walnut is hardwood but more consistent than softer woods that "run" easily. Walnut allows large and small gauge tooling and accepts finishes like old friends. Carolina Pine allows stylized totem poles 8 feet in height with a different face or animal for each 12-18 inches.
All sculpture should be touched - the tactile sensation is linked to the visual and should not be missed.
I have been working my art for more than 25 years and believe that I'll understand the rock much better in another 75 years or so. Almost everything I've created has been sold except what is shown on this site or in process of completion. [Early on, a few pieces of wood might have ended up in someone's fireplace].
The aluminum piece was cast from alabaster. It is called downsizing to reflect the insensitivity of the business of so-called right-sizing, and how it might feel to the recipient.
The walnut man with a hand on his head was hand carved and not offered for sale for decades - it's one of my favorite walnut sculptures.
Towers was a response to the horror of 9/11 and I hope to have it cast soon.
Carthage lady was carved from a piece of marble from the Carthage, Missouri quarry that used to employ over 500 employees around 1900-1920."
I am open to questions and willing to try almost any sculpture options in wood or stone, alabaster, limestone, marble, or walnut.
-- Skip Deskin