|The Stone Sculptor
Jason P. Nelson
|The Stone Sculptor always has a few
" works in progress". Sometimes, Jason will go back
and make changes to a sculpture years after it was
Current projects include a commissioned sculpture
of a Blue Whale cow and calf, a second octopus
carving and a commissioned Memorial.
The Blue Whale cow and calf sculpture is Jason's
largest and most technically challenging project to
date. It will measure about 38 x 22 x 20 inches,
including the base and weigh over 300 lbs. It is
made from Turkish Blue/Grey Marble. The eyes will
be Black Tourmaline and the base is Brucite.
"Octopus #2", is an Alabaster carving that he started
in 2008, during a Stone Sculpting Demonstration at
The Green Oak Gallery.
Work has just begun on "Memorial for Rochelle
Headrick" . It will be the first headstone made by
Jason. It will be made from dark-green Serpentine.
|The picture to the left shows
the mother whale, after about
110 hours of work. The two
whales have been separated,
so that the symmetry of both
could be improved and to
make them easier to work on
and transport. The sanding
process has begun; this stage
usually takes at least 1/3 of
the total time required to
complete a sculpture. Jason
uses a combination of wet/dry
sanding paper, rubber-bonded
abrasives and diamond-mesh
|Fine Art Sculpture in Marble, Alabaster and Soapstone
571 Court St. North
Thunder Bay, Ontario
"Art is never finished, only abandoned."
-Leonardo da Vinci
|In this picture, Jason is working on the uppermost section of "Memorial for Rochelle". He is
using a resin-bonded diamond sanding pad, mounted on his pneumatic sander/polisher.
The sanding process is starting to reveal the dark green colour of the serpentine.