Stone Faced



“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” Michelangelo


Hidden Smile, Ta Prohm, Cambodia

Hidden Smile, Ta Prohm, Cambodia



Heavy Lifting, Vienna

Heavy Lifting, Vienna



“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”~ Michelangelo



Still Heavy, Vienna

Still Heavy, Vienna


Foot Washing, Vienna

Foot Washing, Vienna



“Sculpture occupies the same space as your body.” Anish Kapoor 




Beauty at Bayon, Cambodia

Beauty at Bayon, Cambodia



Greetings, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Greetings, Siem Reap, Cambodia




“What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.~Joseph Addison





Two Heads Are Better, Robert Arneson, CA

Two Heads Are Better, Robert Arneson, CA



“A sculptor is a person obsessed with the form and shape of things.” Henry Moore





I'm Thinking, Stanford, CA

I’m Thinking, Stanford, CA



We Remember, Chiang Mai, Thailand

We Remember, Chiang Mai, Thailand





“As picture teaches the coloring, so sculpture the anatomy of form.” Ralph Waldo Emerson





Gargoyle's Drool, St. Vitas Cathedral, Prague

Gargoyle’s Drool, St. Vitas Cathedral, Prague



Nightmare in Vienna

Nightmare in Vienna



I'm Home, Prague

I’m Home, Prague




“Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt” ~ Christian Boltanski




Slow and Steady, Vienna

Slow and Steady, Vienna




“Where the material ends, art begins.” Etienne Hajdu 




Let's Talk About It, Vienna

Let’s Talk About It, Vienna



Stone carving is easy – it’s the stone that’s hard.” Ongis Mutan



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  1. lovely… i loved the beauty at bayon, cambodia shot ……

  2. Really liked the “I’m home” shot and did you really capture that shot of the gargoyle’s drool – Really!? Unbelievable capture on that one 🙂

  3. The other word that comes to mind is Wowsome! dar

  4. Janie,

    These are all breathtaking, especially the African animals. They are magnificent specimens. Thank you. dar

  5. Fascinating subject Jane.
    Personal fav is the Foot Washing .
    The intricate finger sculptures along with the beautiful shadows you captured to bring this intriguing double dose of photog/scuplture art forward. Nice! dsupple

  6. That hidden smile in the tree is so haunting it speaks of secrets. I love the angles you have caught the other sculptures too. They all seem to want to talk to you, I’d certainly be careful about walking under that drooling gargoyle…

  7. WOW!!! Great pieces….very good eye!!!

  8. These are eerily moving…perhaps because of their human shapes and larger than human sizes the expression is much more powerful..

  9. Interesting take, Jane. I love the serene Cambodian smiles.

  10. Very nice, the sculptures didn’t lose their 3D aspect when getting transferred to photos. I really like the first one, it’s a great hidden sculpture.

  11. Great photos. I always thought sculpture was the most difficult art to master. It makes digital photography seem like child’s play.

  12. Whitlow’s grandmother sculpted in her elderly years… what is amazing is that she caught the person in that stone. expressions and life… you have done so with your camera!!

  13. I really enjoyed seeing all the different places you found the stone faces. Great photos.

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