Various Sizes, Basalt, 2017

Named after the Japanese tradition of stone appreciation, this body of work is focused on the manipulation of small basalt boulders. Interested in revealing the unseen surfaces and textures laying hidden within, I dissect and reconfigure the stones' slices to create a sense of movement, growth and expansion.  Through my interaction with these stones, they become more like entities and less like rubble.  The resulting objects possess a bold quietness which inspires contemplation and introspection.  

These sculptures are all smaller and more intimate than the larger pieces which can be seen here.