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CHIEF HOLOGRAM

Holographic Sculpture by Alan Rhody
This is an actual hologram of one of my stone sculptures created at Ohio State University's Physics Laboratory in 2019. The piece is part of an installation which contrasts this 3D image (sculpted with light) with the original sculpture (carved from rock). The former created using lasers and specialized optical equipment; the latter with a hammer and chisels.

CRYING GODDESS

Soapstone Sculpture by Alan Rhody
"CRYING GODDESS" Handcrafted soapstone sculpture - 2017. Woman with tear and flowing hair.

DONE FOR THE DAY

Done For The Day by sculptor Alan Rhody
"DONE FOR THE DAY" Handcrafted limestone sculpture - 2017. A pair of shoes, laces untied.

FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light)

Marble Sculpture by Alan Rhody
"FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light)" Handcarved marble sculpture - 2016. Two hands holding an ancient Latin book.

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About Alan

Baltimore County

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I am a  Baltimore-based artist. Using classic materials, time-honored carving techniques, and simple tools,  I handcraft contemporary stone sculptures.  I enjoy challenging the notion that stone carving belongs solely to past eras.  For instance, many people only associate marble sculpture with the untouchable artifacts, saintly statues, and somber monuments found in history museums, old churches, and ancient cemeteries. I enjoy creating marble artworks that reflect more... more

CHIEF (WITH HOLOGRAM)

Hardcarved soapstone sculpture - 2015. Holograms - 2017.

Carved head wearing headdress (with 3D rainbow holograms).

Stone obtained from local abandoned soapstone quarry (Maryland).

[H= 15", W=4", D=14" approx 29 lbs].

Hologram produced at Ohio State Univ ( Artist-in-Residence award).

FORGOTTEN SPACE

Handcarved Brazilian soapstone - 2019

Abstract "pyramid" shape with intersecting round holes.

[H= 7", W=5", D=8", approx 5 lbs].

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ROCK GUITAR

Handcrafted marble and soapstone sculpture - 2018.

Electric guitar and amplifier.

Note - Marble has naturally occurring black and brown inclusions.

Stone obtained from Gawet Marble & Granite Inc. (Vermont) and Vermont Marble, Granite Slate and Soapstone (New York).

[H= 37", W=12", D=12" approx 100 lbs].

  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Body and amplifier are white marble. Neck, knobs, handle and other features are black/grey soapstone.
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Body and amplifier are white marble. Neck, knobs and other features are black/grey soapstone.
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Body and amplifier are white marble. Neck, knobs and other features are black/grey soapstone.
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Body and amplifier are white marble. Neck, knobs, handle and other features are black/grey soapstone.
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Amplifier with metal handle (original version).
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Body and amplifier are white marble. Neck, knobs, handle and other features are black/grey soapstone.
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Body and amplifier are white marble. Neck, knobs, handle and other features are black/grey soapstone.
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Amplifier with stone handle (newest version).
  • ROCK GUITAR

    Rock Guitar by sculptor Alan Rhody
    Body and amplifier are white marble. Neck, knobs, handle and other features are black/grey soapstone.

CRYING GODDESS

Handcrafted soapstone sculpture - 2017.

Crying goddess with flowing hair.

South American soapstone obtained from Vermont Marble & Granite (Vermont).

[H= 20", W=10", D=14" approx 59 lbs].

FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light)

Handcarved marble sculpture - 2016.

Two hands holding ancient Latin book, titled FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light).

Stone obtained from Baltimore salvage yard (source unknown).

[H= 11", W=6", D=13" approx 52 lbs].

BETTY IN THE BUBBLE BATH

Handcrafted marble sculpture - 2018 (revised version).

Woman with flowing hair soaking in bathtub filled with bubbles.

Note - Stone has naturally occurring black and brown inclusions.

Stone obtained from Gawet Marble & Granite Inc. (Vermont).

[H= 6", W=7", D=24" approx 58 lbs].

FIRST KISS

Handcarved marble sculpture - 2016.

Girl puckering up for first kiss.

Note - Stone has naturally occurring black and brown inclusions.

Stone obtained from Gawet Marble & Granite Inc. (Vermont).

[H= 7", W=4", D=5" approx 8 lbs].

MR MUSTACHE'S NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Handcrafted marble sculpture - 2016.

Note: Stone has naturally occurring black and brown inclusions.

Stone obtained from Gawet Marble & Granite Inc. (Vermont).

[H= 18", W=9", D=9" approx 90 lbs].

ALBASTER & SOAPSTONE CARVINGS

Handcarved alabaster and soapstone carvings - 2014 thru 2018.

Artworks: AMERICAN SHISHI - TEMPLE GUARDIAN, VILLAGER, HALF MAN / HALF BEAST, CURIOUS FISH, THREE FISH.

  • AMERICAN SHISHI - TEMPLE GUARDIAN

    Brazillian Soapstone - 2018. Fantasy creature with horns and tail. South American soapstone sold by Vermont Marble & Granite. [H= 8", W=18", D=12", approx 35 lbs].
  • AMERICAN SHISHI - TEMPLE GUARDIAN

    Soapstone sculpture by Alan Rhody
    Brazillian Soapstone - 2018. Fantasy creature with horns and tail. South American soapstone sold by Vermont Marble & Granite. [H= 8", W=18", D=12", approx 35 lbs].
  • AMERICAN SHISHI - TEMPLE GUARDIAN

    Brazillian Soapstone - 2018. Fantasy creature with horns and tail. South American soapstone sold by Vermont Marble & Granite. [H= 8", W=18", D=12", approx 35 lbs].
  • AMERICAN SHISHI - TEMPLE GUARDIAN

    Soapstone sculpture by Alan Rhody
    Brazillian Soapstone - 2018. Fantasy creature with horns and tail. South American soapstone sold by Vermont Marble & Granite. [H= 8", W=18", D=12", approx 35 lbs].
  • VILLAGER

    Alabaster sculpture by Alan Rhody
    Alabaster - 2015. Stone obtained from Alpine Gems quarries (Utah). [H= 10", W=7", D=5", approx 15 lbs]
  • HALF MAN / HALF BEAST

    Soapstone sculpture by Alan Rhody
    Soapstone - 2014 Stone obtained from local abandoned soapstone quarry (Maryland). [H= 8", W=5", D=5", approx 8 lbs with wood base]
  • TSUNAMI

    Alabaster sculpture by Alan Rhody
    Handcrafted alabaster sculpture - 2017. Breaking wave. [H= 9", W=9", D=9" approx 18 lbs].

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