Seeing into Stone: A Sculptor's Journey

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Set in a ghost town in California's Mojave Desert, Seeing Into Stone: A Sculptor's Journey is a memoir about the author's struggle with flaws in her vision, her carvings and her new marriage as she searches for her identity as an artist. Through her fifteen-year apprenticeship with Gordon Newell, a wise and patient stone sculptor, she learns that carving stone and wood can be understood as a metaphor for life: go with the grain and not against it; trust that the form inside will emerge in its own good time; and ...
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Overview

Set in a ghost town in California's Mojave Desert, Seeing Into Stone: A Sculptor's Journey is a memoir about the author's struggle with flaws in her vision, her carvings and her new marriage as she searches for her identity as an artist. Through her fifteen-year apprenticeship with Gordon Newell, a wise and patient stone sculptor, she learns that carving stone and wood can be understood as a metaphor for life: go with the grain and not against it; trust that the form inside will emerge in its own good time; and realize that understanding comes slowly, chip by chip.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983993506
  • Publisher: Mercury HeartLink
  • Publication date: 10/20/2011
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Park is a sculptor, writer and teacher living with her artist husband Henry Woolbert in Colorado's San Luis Valley. Ever since dropping out of college in 1971, Park has steered an unusual course through life, including a fifteen-year apprenticeship with a granite sculptor, a career in an eclectic form of bodywork, a lifelong practice in the peaceful martial art of Aikido, self-employment as an artist, and a smattering of "real" jobs including a year as a county court clerk. Much to her surprise, she returned to college in her fifties and went on to graduate school. Nowadays, when she's not carving marble, she's in the garden with Henry or gentling her young horse. She teaches English and creative writing at Adams State College. Her artwork can be seen at www.dreampowerartworks.com.
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