Gregory, Just Nine

Gregory, Just Nine

Cuban Crisis 1962

Cuban Crisis 1962

Late for Dinner

Late for Dinner

9-11

9-11

Shaman

Shaman

Mirrored Archimedean Spirals

Mirrored Archimedean Spirals

Undeciphered Primitive Ideogram

Undeciphered Primitive Ideogram

Podium Laurentian

Podium Laurentian

current showings
RiverWoods Exeter, The Ridge

Exeter, Vermont

welcome to the world
as seen through my eyes

As corny as it may sound, I feel it is the artist's mission to reveal what is inherent in the stone with minimal input to capture the essence of the piece; to become what it needs to be for its fulfillment.  The task is to help it emerge.  The artist must develop a relationship with the stone, establish a feeling for it, and understand that its nature must prevail.  This philosophy follows the theory of Monism* that maintains that every sentient life in the universe possesses it's own form of concsciousness.

 

I work directly with the stone, rarely, if ever, sketching or modeling beforehand, which generates constraints and compromises spontaneity.  This also allows me to sculpt what is appropriate to the stone without regard to any particular style.

* Monism:

The theory that ultimate reality is qualitatively on one sort. In metaphysics there are two forms of Monism:

 

(1) qualitative, one kind of reality (mind or matter or a derivative), and

 

(2) quantitative (singularism), meaning that everything is part of one all-inclusive being. In epistemology, monism declares that object and the knowing of objects are one, or the same, identified.

© 2014-2020 by Jim Santos 

Exeter, NH

Podium Laurentian

Granite 13" high