Eternal Flame (Stone Original)

I couldn’t resist buying this stone when I saw it, and still have a 350 pound block in my stoneyard.  What can I say?  The stone speaks for itself, and all I did was to make it a different shape.

The sculpture “means” nothing to me, in the sense that it doesn’t represent anything.  Nor do I mean to suggest anything by the title, other than the obvious: It looks like a flame, yet it appears stable and lasting.  Actually, Lucretia named the sculpture after it was completed and I think it’s a great name.  All I did while carving was carve, following my nose to develop the interaction between form and translucency.

A bronze version of Eternal Flame is currently in production.

Photo by Lee Gass