Inner Strength / 1314 Winter Collection / Colorado Yule Marble
7 x 10 x 47″ / SN 140101 / One Man Lift / $3,200
Rather than being carved I would say that Inner Strength was jettisoned into the world as a result of my attempts to pry him away from a much larger rough block of Colorado Yule Marble. At any time during my pounding I full expected him to break into pieces. In fact, I wasn’t looking or paying attention to ‘him’ – as there was no him about him. That is it was the other side of the equation that held my attention. At this point I.S. was simply a section of marble that I was intent on roughing out. Pound away as I might upon the plug and feather wedges, nothing it seemed would pry these two apart. Until that is, the other, far larger block, broke into pieces, and I was left staring at the makings of Inner Strength.
Inner Strength, of all my outdoor Marble Standing Stones to date, is perhaps best equipped of all to endure all that a Colorado Rocky Mountain winter storm may hurl at it. But not just endure – what I mean is that I.S. positively embraces the bone-chilling cold and savage wind. And as for the snow, he seems to enjoy nothing more than swagging himself in the stuff.
Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney
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