“QUANTUM KNIGHT” • $34,000
Free Form Stone Carving Philosophy
The basic principle that I start with when carving a stone is that: Movement in space creates form. So that is where I begin. I start carving the stone and the forms begin to develop. When I first start carving the movement might be rhythmic or chaotic. Either way, out of the movement of carving the stone, a form will begin to develop. I go with the movement allow the forms to grow in the same way that forms grow in nature. We can look at ourselves and see the forms of our bodies. The geometry in our eyes and the organic movement in our fingertips. Organic and geometric forms are growing all around us in all the plants and animals that live and grow. Not only do we see this movement in the living forms but we also see it in the material universe. The water rushes around the boulders and back into the sea creating a myriad of forms in the sand and the stones. When an acorn falls into a pool of water we are able to experience the forms of the splashing water jumping up into the sky and the concentric waves vibrating out from the point of impact. I want my stone to grow in the same way that the forms of nature grow.
I look at myself and see nature at work in the forms of my own body. I see the swirling movement in my fingerprints, the geometry of my eyes and symmetry of my body. Nature is “thinking” in each of us, building the organic and geometric forms of our bodies. I believe that this nature that has been “thinking” in us from the beginning of our lives is what forms the foundation for what develop as rhythmic movement. When I am carving a stone I do not want to copy or imitate the forms of nature that surround me but rather to let the nature that is “thinking” in me guide the development of the forms.
When I begin to carve a stone I am working in a manner that is related to the development of form in the material universe and as the work progresses I allow the nature that is “thinking” in me take control and guide the evolution of the forms.