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Limestone is often used in art and sculptures. It is a sedimentary rock composed primarily of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the form of the mineral calcite. It most commonly forms in clear, warm, shallow marine waters. It is usually an organic sedimentary rock that forms from the accumulation of shell, coral, algal, and fecal debris.
This piece is so pleasant to touch and beautiful from any angle so it is mounted on a turntable base to enjoy.
During a road trip through Texas, we discovered a stone quarry. They were happy to sell me a full block (5' x 5' x 10'). I was just not ready for that size! I explained I only wanted a few small pieces to try working with limestone. They generously gave me three small blocks. I was very excited! Yes, I enjoy playing with limestone.
My inspiration for this piece was from working with clay. I love my sculptures to be touchy-feely. You can run your fingers through the grooves and feel the subtle changes in the stone. When naming the stone, my husband said it looked like an image of a person in lament.
9"H x 16"W x 8"D - 61 lbs
African Granite Turntable Base
These are the other two blocks from the Texas quarry. Winter is here so we must wait for Spring 2021 to see what shape they will become. The other stones you see are all Yule Marble that I will work on someday.
So the limestone block on the right did not make it to the work bench until October! See Fat Cat in the section below. Yes, I have designs for the block on the left.
Jumping in and starting the blocking process. Each end of day the chips are stored in a tote. For what? You ask.
I have no idea!
Look closely. Can you see the macaque on top of the stone? Hint: It is purple.
No, I will not paint it purple. Disappointed?
Just keep chipping away. I know there is a fat cat in there somewhere.
Fat Cat is on his back.
He weights in about 48 pounds.
Triming up his ears and some of that fat too!
This is where I had to stop for the carving season.
Fat Cat will back on the work table come spring.
Fat Cat is back on the workbench. Watch him lose weight. Meow!
Scroll down to watch his debut video. Please let me know what you think.
Well, Fat Cat is finally off the workbench. Now all he needs is a good rubdown and a lot of praise and petting! I will do the grooming so you can do the praising and petting, OK?
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I am excited that two of my Yule Marble sculptures have been accepted in the
75th Annual Juried Show at Gilpin Arts
in historic Central City, CO
June 11th - August 20th
Fat Cat is off the workbench!
Visit the limestone gallery for
his complete story
and a work-in-progress video.