The Art of Sculpting

My favourite medium to sculpt today are the wide array of limestone varieties found throughout the Bruce peninsula of south-western Ontario.

It is in the nature of stone to change over time. The challenge for the limestone sculptor is to discover and re-animate the organic essence of a stone which was once literally alive.

Carving life forms in limestone calls you to imagine what lies entombed within and then chipping away at what holds it captive until it is finally released from its rough embrace.

Sculpting St. Andre

Frank completed in July 2011 a sculpture of recently canonized St. Andre for a park in St. Joseph Ontario. The process of its carving is captured in this short video.

Carving Pioneer Woman

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, sculptor Frank Moore was commissioned to carve a pioneer woman circa 1840’s for London’s Pioneer Village.