Stone in Autumn colours


Stone block for carving

The Yorkstone block I’m carving at the moment started with outer layers of rich Autumn colour – they’re so beautiful it makes me hesitate to cut through them with my chisel.

In that moment of stopping and enjoying the beauty of my stone I thought about those coloured layers solidly packed against adjacent stone in the quarry.   Presumably they would show a mirror image of the markings in my stone.  I wonder where they are now.   In a sense the blocks that come from the quarry are a bit like the chips that fall from my carving.  The quarry itself much more like a sculpture than the blocks that have been removed.

Anyway, back to my block and to carving, removing and scattering chips around the sculptural core that will remain.

Block of stone for sculpture





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