Dale Lind’s Unique Stone Sculpting Process

All of Dale’s work is carved by hand, and most of the stone used is harvested from his 20-acre farm. Initially Dale taught himself to carve stone bowls and birdbaths, which then led to carving and sculpting this seemingly ordinary gray, brown, black, and lichen covered stone into these unique “one-of-a-kind” works of art.

 Dale has been told by geologists that the stone he works with is so unique and unusual that it is truly a "geologist's dream".  The process involved after "roughing-out" a piece to bring it to a high polish is: starting at 30 grit and continuing with 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000, 8500, and in some cases to 10,000 grit. This process brings out colors you would never believe are inside these stones.

1. The raw stone found on his farm

3. Roughing out shape

5. Fish Shape Developed 

 2. Basic Shape Outlined

 4. Fish Shape Emerging

6. Ready for Polishing

Final Sculpture of Striped Bass

Final Sculpture of Striped Bass on Pedestal

Return to Dale Lind thumbnails

J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, Inc.
1899 Bronson Road, Fairfield, CT  06824
Telephone: 203.259.8753 . Fax: 203.259.8761 . Email: rjinishian@optonline.net

©  J. Russell Jinishian - jrusselljinishiangallery.com
No information contained in this site, whether text or graphical may be reproduced in any manner
without prior permission of the copyright owner.