Stone carving: The Mon

I started stone carving about 2 years ago. This piece is in alabaster and is about 8 inches across. This piece is inspiring by the Ikkanda family emblem (the Japanese “mon”). It is not finished yet!

I was working on this piece at the Compleat sculptor in NYC. They have a very cute and dusty cat there called belle. My teacher was Doug; Doug worked for 26 years as a master stone carver and stone shop manager. His stone work can be seen on buildings throughout the New York City area, including the Cloisters, Grace Church, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Museum of the City of NY, the NBA Store, the Benjamin Hotel, and the New York Public Library. He now creates beautiful ceramics.



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