I’ve been working with plastic and silicone for a long time, but gemstones have always fascinated me as well. The colors of stones, their glow & special grinding make a magical combination. Moreover, through the memories associated with stones, they become very special, beloved and lifelong companions.
Cutting stones is a challenging technical craft. Anything you cut off or grind is gone. Nothing can be added again. Therefore, my stones are little sculptures created with a lot of physical strength, plenty of cold water and much love.
I cut the stones in an intuitive way, guided by emotions and the moment. The stones and their forms grew from my hands and my mind. Thoughts converted into the stones. Thus, I got out of the stones, what was already inside them – and inside me. That’s why these stones are personal time signals or sculptural snapshots.
Photographs by D.J.R