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My most recent series are tall figures called “Silent Watchers”. These draw inspiration partly from a 3rd century B.C. Etruscan bronze figurine called “Ombra della Sera” or Shadow of the Evening, and partly from my desire to use my offcut stone. My effort in this series is to create a simple, slightly abstracted form with a certain meditative feeling of peacefulness and serenity, yet fully awake and aware. The series began with a 3” x 6” x 6 feet tall piece of Cambrian Black granite, left over from a powder room vanity sink, which became a tall slender figure called “Our Lady of the Garden”. Each new figure is a progression of the one before.

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