FRAMED ART FROM THE STONE CARVER

-specializing in agatized dinosaur bone


Thank You for your interest in framed art by the StoneCarver. Having evolved from specimen and jewelry, I am now pleased to present framed art pieces that exhibit the beauty of bone and the unique forms they have inspired.

My work involves crafting a piece of agatized bone with flowing curves, ridges, valleys, and saddles to create a pleasing organic form. Combined with an exceptional polish, the result is a remarkably unique presentation. Taking advantage of the amazing color diversity of this material, every creation is distinctively one-of-a-kind! Each of the pieces identified will have several iterations made over time. Each iteration may vary slightly in design and shape but most of them will vary significantly in color.

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"SHAMAN"

Drawing inspiration from the beautiful archaic Indian pictographs (Barrier Canyon Style) found along the Colorado River drainage, “Shaman” is my newest line of creations.

The size of the large shaman is 6" x 2-1/4". (The smaller figure is considered to be a “ghost” figure.) The size including the frame is approximately 12" x 16".  All final figures are framed, although some of the photographs were taken prior to final framing to exhibit larger versions of the pieces.

The photographs not only capture the exquisite polish, but also reveal the flowing detail of the carved surface.
Shaman
Shaman I

Shaman & Ghost
Shaman
Ghost


Ghost
Shaman II

Moab Shaman II
FRAMED
Shaman ≈5-1/4" x 2-3/8" x 1/2"
Frame 12" x 14-1/2"

Shaman IV


Shaman III

The "Shaman's" have been taking on a life of their own since I started them. Eventually, I will move into free-standing, three dimensional forms.

The "Moab Shaman" is a representation of the shamanistic figures found on a pictograph panel in Courthouse Wash (Moab, Utah). In addition to many other forms, three of these figures were painted on a cliff face high above the Colorado River. They have been identified as Barrier Canyon Style figures, dating them at 1,200 to 4,000 years old. The power and majesty of the painted figures has been captured in this stunning sculpture.

The size of the large shaman is 6" x 2-1/4". (The smaller figure is considered to be a “ghost” figure.) The size including the frame is approximately 13" x 17".




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"EVOLVED PLANT SERIES"

The "Evolved Plant Series" are whimsical creations that were originally supposed to be life as we may find it in the future. However, after living with these creations, I now think they are more representative of life under the sea or even, perhaps, alien life.


"AMPHORA"

Amphora is my favorite member of the “Evolved Plant” series. This piece, Edition #2, was carved from a magnificent block of red agatized bone. 

The size of Amphora is ≈6-1/2" x 1-1/2". The brass “spray” is an additional 9" x 2-3/4". The inner frame is 6” wide x 16-1/2” tall. The overall size with the frame is approximately 13-1/2” wide by  23-1/2” high.

Amphora
Amphora




"STRANGE FRUIT"

A unique creation in the "Evolved Plant" series is a piece I've titled  “Strange Fruit”. The green bone it was carved from is so rare that I seriously doubt I will ever find another comparable piece.

The size of the “plant” is 3-1/4" x 2-1/8". The size including the frame is approximately 10" x 12".




"FLOWER TREE"

“Flower Tree” is yet another in the “Evolved Plant” series. Most folks see this as simply a flower.

The size of the "trunk" is ≈4-3/4" tall by 3/4" wide. The size of the larger "petals" are ≈1-1/2" in length by 13/16" in width. The size of the assembled flower tree is slightly larger than 6" x 3". The size including the frame is approximately 11” wide by 15” high.

A separate page was originally created for this object to show how it was created. To view, please go to:

Flower Tree




"FRUIT I"

This piece is one of my older compositions, having been completed many, many years ago and hanging on my study wall ever since. I've named it “Fruit”. The “base” or “trunk” (made out of black spiderweb bone) is ≈3-1/2” high as it is positioned in the frame. The size including the frame is approximately 16-1/2” wide by 12-3/4” high.

The original photography of this piece was done so long ago with an ancient digital camera that the images were essentially worthless. So, I've tried again by photographing through the glass front (at an angle to avoid reflections). The result does not do this piece justice! The "stem" is actually a magnificent piece of blue-black spiderweb with gorgeous white agate swirls in some of the cells. The "fruit" are a deep blue color. Each stone is as beautiful and masterfully crafted (including a high gloss polish) as my current work!

Three of these pieces have been created so far, each with a different color design. The other two were previously sold.
Fruit-Framed

 
Fruit-Stem
Fruit-Fruit

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Mushroom

"MUSHROOM"

Although a plant, this “Mushroom” can hardly be called an “Evolved Plant”. Nevertheless, this very pleasing form is well suited to this type of presentation. 

Future versions will include evolved forms as well as groups of mushrooms in each piece. 

The size of this mushroom is 6" x 3-3/4". The size including the frame is approximately 11" x 15".

Mushroom-Framed-S.jpg

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Fruit-Framed
"FRUIT III"

This is the third iteration of “Fruit”. The dimensions are the same as seen in Fruit I above.




 

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