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Stone Faces …


These beautiful stone sculptures were done by a Native American from Aquinnah. I asked him how he knows what to sculpt and he told me that he has to get to know the stone first… let it speak to him and tell him what it is meant to be… and only then does he begin the process of letting the spirit emerge from the stone.

copyright 2013

The stone below is double-ended.

copyright 2013

copyright 2013 The face of a Native American.

copyright 2013 The spirit of an eagle.

I particularly like the one below… I like the way the face looks peaceful and wise.
stone sculpture

copyright 2013

Something I find interesting about these sculptures is that when you’re holding them they’re both cool and warm…perhaps that’s their spirit from within.

– by Joan –


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

4 thoughts on “Stone Faces …

  1. Those are beautiful!

  2. I’d say it IS the spirit from within, love these!

  3. Who’s the sculptor, and where does he show his work? I love these.

  4. when i was in alaska in 1981, i saw local sculpture carved out of soapstone…. and yes, i too felt the cool yet warm feel of the spirit of the stone…..beautiful…..

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