Soapstone is the current
stone of choice for Kris. The variation in colours available,
lend themselves well to different subjects, while being soft enough to
allow for intricate detail. Kris also
works with alabaster, marble, domestic soapstone and other soft
stones, although mostly as commission work.
Power tools are
hardly ever used in
the completion of a sculpture. Files and chisels are the primary
tools used, allowing for a more intimate relationship with the
stone. The finish used is an acrylic lacquer, which is UV
protectant, does not yellow and is much more durable then an oil or wax
finish. The entire stone can be sealed, or only selected
areas. This gives the
piece more depth, playing the light colour of the raw stone (seen in
hair below) off the
rich colours of the finished stone.
Kris carves a wide variety of subjects,
evoking feelings, places, legend and people. Personal commissions
are always negotiable, and it
is very satisfying when the idea of the client is manifested in a
physical form. All sculpture,
large and small are a journey, and hold a story. While some are
difficult to let go, it is always comforting to know that they find
homes with loving collectors. "It
can be such a treat to visit the
pieces in their new homes and to see their new owners appreciating them
as much, if not more than I can".
shows we always encourage the visitors to 'touch the stone'.
The stone has
an energy that needs
to be felt, and every person experiences something
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