Sculptor Peter Bellonci individually selects each stone and creates the sculpture using only hand tools. Each sculpture is an evolution from the contemplative interaction of artist and stone with no preconceived notion of design. The process is like travelling through time, breaking away the outer layers to reveal not only the inner layers, but also a rich past.
Artist's statement: "Getting started is probably the most difficult part of the whole process. It involves examining the stone for its various characteristics and imagining the endless possibilities that exist within its naked form. Once the first cut is made those possibilities are forever altered and continue to change with each new cut. In time a new form emerges with its own unique character, and there is never a question that we (the stone and I) have reached completion."