Troglodyte Cloister, Home Page

Troglodyte Cloister / Autumn of 14 Collection / Colorado Yule Marble

 14 x 8 x 10.5″ / 13.6 lbs / SN141203 / $2,000

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Troglodyte Cloister catapulted itself into existence the very instant my hammer blow cleaved a well-seasoned block of Colorado Yule Marble into the two very contrasting pieces destined to provide the ‘Autumn of 14 Collection’ its final two sculptures; bringing the total to a nice, round, dozen.

In fact, this pugnacious penultimate sculpture barged upon the scene with a swagger that seemed to pronounce itself practically done and dusted.  In the millisecond it took for pent up internal stresses within the stone to unleash a ‘lightening bolt’ of sufficient strength to tear apart 30 million year-old marble,  the completely untooled outer surface you see today was created in its entirety.  The cloistered windows arrived  courtesy of  holes drilled to facilitate the plug and feathers used in splitting the siblings apart.  I knew that if I scooped the marble out deep enough I would eventually uncover the windows at some point.   My task was to simply remove as much material as practically viable.   Fortunately this proved to be a truly wonderful, lovely piece of stone… all I could reasonably ask for in a block of marble.

Inspiration for Troglodyte Cloister arrived courtesy of a lovely detour I took from La Spezia to  Portovenere, Italy, in April 2014.





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Troglodyte Cloister / Autumn of 14 Collection / Colorado Yule Marble

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