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Sculpture is my language ~ yet with the assistance of my partner and wife, Colette, I am pleased to offer you some of my thoughts about my creative process.

 

Lapis Lazuli – Ancient Gemstone of Blue Beauty -

Dear Collector Friend,

  One of the second gemstones I started working on when I expanded my repertoire with jade was lapis lazuli. I have been entranced by its piercing blue presence ever since. From the 1980’s onwards, it has become more and more rare to find the purest colours of lapis, yet…

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The History of Jade Gemstone Art -

Dear Collector Friend,

Jade has always been my premier gemstone of choice. I fell in love with this entrancing material even before I saw it. Standing, many years ago, among a group of people who were having a conversation about different gemstones, I overheard someone mention the word “jade”. I felt so familiar…

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Cacholong Moon Dance -

Dear Collector Friend,

Having recently completed my piece called “Moon Dance”, featuring 2 swans in early morning flight, I have been reflecting on my unique position as an artist and the journey of deepening my knowledge of precious and semi-precious gemstones, their properties and histories.   Cacholong, one of the prominent stones in…

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For the Love of Wings -

Dear Collector Friend,

Currently enamoured with the intricacies of birds’ wings, I have been browsing through the Audubon Society site on my Ipad with wide eyes. I can hardly believe the exquisite detail that exists in the patterns of certain bird feathers. Light and remarkably resilient to all kinds of weather and survival…

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Gem Mavericks -

Dear Collector Friend,

As I prepare for my yearly gemstone-buying trip to Arizona, people often ask me, “What on earth is there in Arizona?” My reply, accompanied by a smile, is to explain that the intrigue of this place doesn’t lie so much in what is there, but in who is there. This…

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