Stone By Mike McKee
“I build my sculptures on the fly, my decision making being aimed at creating interesting and aesthetically pleasing sculptures. I like to show off the natural beauty of the stones I work with, while using the natural characteristics I find in the stone to help determine shape and form. I like to create movement and use illusion, giving some of the sculptures a feeling of mulitiple parts, unified into one. Every sculpture is different because every stone is different, unique in its own experience.
“When you spend as much time as it takes to create one of these pieces, you build a relationship with the stone. You fight with it, you tell it your thoughts, and you share your emotions with it. This relationship can be found in every piece I create, with the story changing from piece to piece."