17: Meander

Each of my sculptures, Meander and Birds Lament are carved from entirely different stones and both behave very differently when carved.

Meander – Kilkenny limestone, to me is a much more forgiving stone and can be carved into looping curved, soft forms, having the appearance of being bent like clay even though it is quite hard for limestone.

40 x 40 x 20cm


Hamish Holman

Growing up on a working farm on rural Dartmoor has been the backbone behind my magnetism towards stone and its permanence within the landscape. As a sculptor and stonemason back living and working here, the practise of shaping limestone, marble and granite is an important meditative process for me. Studying geology, music and fine art, with a deep-rooted curiosity in natural wonders, my work has many links to geometry, and the diversity of natural forms. While carving, decisions and actions are constantly evolving while exploring and pushing the stones possibilities and limits.