Stone Rings: An Enduring Puzzle

Interlinked stone rings

The intertwined stone rings in this sculpture offer a puzzle to the mind, asking to think in new ways about shapes and ideas.

Of course, we use rings to symbolise connections that cannot be broken. In theory, we think of stones as symbolising permanence too. Still, the fluid shape of the ring is at odds with our other ideas about stone, which we can sometimes dismiss as being rigid, inflexible and unforgiving.

In this sculpture, stone takes on the smooth, fluid properties of the ring. Meanwhile, the ring takes on the solidity and permanence of stone. It’s an intriguing piece of abstract sculpture, but it remains a very accessible piece too: the puzzle about how the stone links are connected to each other keeps everyone’s eyes and minds absorbed.

About Victor

I am a stone carver with over 20 years of experience in stone-carving, restoration and abstract sculpture, working only with traditional chisel and mallet techniques. I accept a wide range of commissions, and deliver stone-carving courses here at my workshop on the Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork.
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