Masami Aihara – Artist in Residence 2 April – 15 May
‘Feel water vein in under ground,
Look for water vein to surface of stone.
I try to reconfirm that water rotates around us,
From the sky as rain drops,
From the air as moisture,
From the river as water,
From the earth as frost and ice.
The form of my sculpture is attentive receiver [Percolator] and earnest keeper [Supplier], using stone from the stone yard, from the vital quarries, in the Stone Island Portland.
Masami AIHARA April.2012
Dr Tom Mason – Geologist – Director Armagh Planetarium, interpreting deep time in stone with Secourt Print Workshop.
Fossil Tree in Tree Bole
|Unloading at the Drill Hall Gallery and Stone Workspace with help from Quarryman Ralph Stone.|
|Positioning the stone to start stone carving – Ralph Stone, Masami Aihara and Takahiro Ishii (Takahiro Stone) – turning the stone vertically.|
|Making level before stone carving.|
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