I started carving stone in 2010, when I had the wonderful opportunity to mentor under Judi Stickney, an experienced and gifted stone sculptor in Granite Bay.She participated in the PlacerArts Autumn ArtStudiosTour for many years.As a geologist, I have always had a scientific interest in rocks, and have appreciated their unique beauty as well. As an artist, I find it very rewarding to work with another dimension of this medium. I find that my inspiration often comes from the stone itself, and I enjoy working with many different rock types, including marble, alabaster, soapstone, limestone, basalt, and others.They each have their own story to tell. Occasionally, I incorporate found metal objects, wood, and other media into my stone sculptures.
Sculpture: stone, wood, metal, all 3D