How does one design a monument for Ross, architect extraordinaire and humble generous human being?
Very early in the research process for a headstone we knew that a regular black or grey stone with gold writing would not suffice. Ross needs something unique that connects with the landscape. A site-specific sculpture: attracting the wildlife and gently weathering with exposure to the elements. Nestled below Mount Wellington and looking out across the grassy hills towards the blue ocean, a grand and yet understated sculpture for our Ross.
We’ve chosen sandstone.
Norbert Villy, a stonemason of French descent and living in beautiful Gardners Bay Tasmania, has begun work on the sculpture. The selected sandstone slab, a finely structured stone with consistent tone measuring 1400mmm x 1200mm x 500mm, has been delivered to Norbert’s property and carving has now begun. Norbert learnt his trade from his father and uses only traditional hand cutting tools. He is deeply passionate about creative sculpture in stone and has embraced this project with compassion and energy.
Stay tuned for updates on how the sculpture takes shape over the next five months.