The sculpture began on March of 2020 and was completed October 28th, 2022. A rough total of 300 hours was spent creating this piece. There were no power tools used to create this work of art. Some areas of the sculpture were left in the stone; this is a trademark of all my sculptures. Leaving these rough areas keeps the work connected to its original form.
The sculpture Cedar Lily Steel on Glass was created from a piece of one and three quarter inch solid steel plate. The steel was plasma cut at Venture Fabrication in Hanna. The rough plate was then faced on a lathe on three sides; the fourth face was left in raw steel. This was left in its natural state to keep the sculpture connected to its origin.
Cedar Lily - Steel on Glass
The Guardian. A single piece of red and white wonder stone, carved into the head of an Eagle. The stone was over one hundred pounds when I started, and ended up at about fifty five pounds. The Guardian is my most favourite because of my strong connection to that particular stone.
This sculpture began on July 15th 2018, and was completed on December 9th, 2018. A rough total of well over 200 man hours was spent creating the piece. There were no power tools used to create this sculpture; all work was done by hand. The rough blocking or shaping of the piece took 80 to 90 hours.
The sculpture was created from an 89 pound piece of black Chlorite. This sculpture began on November 9th 2016, and was completed on August 23, 2018. A rough total of well over 300 man hours was spent creating the piece.
The sculpture is a representation of our working for and attaining that elusive desire. However, when we have it in our hand’s we often find that it is not exactly what we thought it was. The deep grooves and imperfections in the rock, personify our disappointments.
The sculpture is a representation of an Acacia tree on the African savannah. I was selected along with a group of artists to create a work that represented a certain tree. These representations were each connected to a poem in a book of poetry about trees. These works were displayed in the Calgary city center library.
The sculpture was created from an 89 pound piece of mottled alabaster. This sculpture began on February 2015, and was completed on January 9th, 2011. A rough total of well over 250 man hours was spent creating the piece. There were no power tools used to create this sculpture; all work was done by hand. The rough blocking or shaping of the piece took 90 to 100 hours.
This sculpture was commissioned by the Olmstead family of Craigmyle, Alberta. The sculpture was created from a 109 pound piece of black Chlorite This sculpture began on April 20th 2014, and was completed on March 9th, 2015. A rough total of well over 300 man hours was spent creating the piece.
This sculpture is made from Spring Stone from Zimbabwe. The piece has one arm reaching up to the heavens, to search for where we came from. The other arm is reaching into its centre to better understand who we are.
The sculpture is made from brown wonder stone and is basically a circle cut out of the rock. The centre of the stone is then removed. The circle sits on a base of the same stone, as a pedestal. Truth, is pure, simple, and the meaning of it completing itself makes it one of my favourite pieces.
The Dancer was fashioned from a single piece of Pyrophyllite, (commonly called Wonder stone by most sculptors and carvers). The stone is composed of aluminum hydroxide. Typically associated minerals include: kyanite, andalusite, topaz, mica, and quartz.
A piece of Kisii Stone from South Africa, that I sculpted a sail boat out of. The sculpture is number two in the wind series. The boat has two sails that appear to be catching the wind, as it plows through the water. I love its sense of movement, how the boat seems to be cutting through the waves.
This is one of my smaller creations, it contains two pieces of the same stone. one stone goes through another on an angle. I wanted to create a fourth dimension by piercing the larger rock. I like this sculpture because the the rock piercing the monolith stone, is breaking through the barrier of our fears.