Imagine that my abstract art gallery is filled with square marble stones, together with granite and hardstone blocks. The stones have no purpose at this moment and there is nobody who cares about them.
Until raindrops try to restore some of their natural colors.
My eyes make an attempt to follow these wonderful color presentations. At last, the stone blocks reveal their true nature to me.
Immediately I see shapes and figures in these square stones. I sketch these wonderful shapes on a piece of paper so I will be able to remember them.
Of course this a very romantic way of letting you know how I work with sculptures. But it is actually not that far from reality. Sculptures in my art gallery begin their lives with square stone blocks. Made from marble, granite or hardstone.
Like I do with my paintings, it always starts with a sketch on paper first. Keeping in mind the material of the stones itself. Not every stone is fit for the same job. I look at its structures and character. Looking at the stone like it already has its final shape.
I try to see the stone in its final shape. When it has become a sculpture made of natural materials with an emphasize to its origin.