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CRYING GODDESS

Crying Goddess
Soapstone - 2017. Crying goddess with flowing hair. [Additional pictures and details below.]

FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light)

Marble Sculpture by Alan Rhody
Marble - 2016. Hands holding an ancient Latin book, titled FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light). [Additional pictures and details below.]

CHIEF (WITH HOLOGRAM)

Soapstone sculpture and hologram by Alan Rhody
Soapstone - 2015. Hologram - 2016. Rock sculpture and 3D "rainbow" hologram of that sculpture. [Additional pictures and details below.]

BETTY IN THE BUBBLE BATH

Marble sculpture by Alan Rhody
Marble - 2016. Woman soaking in bathtub filled with bubbles. [Additional pictures and details below.]

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About Alan

Baltimore County

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 like creating marble artworks that reflect more modern... more

FIAT LUX (Let There Be Light)

Marble - 2016.

Two hands on 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].

CHIEF (WITH HOLOGRAM)

Soapstone - 2015. Hologram 2016.

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

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).

BETTY IN THE BUBBLE BATH

Marble - 2016

Woman 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].

MR MUSTACHE'S NIGHT ON THE TOWN

Marble - 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

Alabaster and soapstone carvings - 2014 thru 2016.

Artworks: VILLAGER, HALF MAN / HALF BEAST, CURIOUS FISH, THREE FISH.

  • VILLAGER

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

    Alabaster and soapstone carvings by Alan Rhody
    Soapstone carvings: HALF MAN/ HALF BEAST, CURIOS FISH, CHIEF
  • 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]
  • CURIOUS FISH

    Soapstone sculpture by Alan Rhody
    Soapstone - 2014. Stone obtained from local abandoned soapstone quarry (Maryland). [H= 7", W=1", D=7", approx 18 lbs with rock base (not pictured)]
  • THREE FISH

    Soapstone sculpture by Alan Rhody
    Soapstone - 2016. Stone obtained from local abandoned soapstone quarry (Maryland). [H= 7", W=17", D=6", approx 15 lbs]
  • THREE FISH

    Soapstone sculpture by Alan Rhody
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