Michelle's Art Statement
Stone carving is a way of life, not just a passion.
Rock is my medium of choice because you have one chance to get it right, just like you have one life to live.
Bringing rock to life is what gets my pulse going. I take pride to create pieces that will inspire and evoke emotion.
Working with stone allows me to create something that will stand the test of time and leave a lasting legacy.
While carving, Mother Natures’ beauty of the rock comes alive from within. Every time I am surprised at what transpires. The colors and cracks are not always predictable, so I need to work with how the rock was formed millions of years ago. Sometimes it means making changes to plans well into the project. The more challenging a piece is, the more satisfying it is to complete. The physical demands reward me with a therapeutic release spiritually.