Artist Marcia Robinson-Rouse

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Since I was six years old and thought playing with my father’s soldering gun was the best thing on the planet, I have loved experimenting with different materials....leaves from a tree, fabric, paper and pencils...attempting to create what I saw around me.  

Currently my passion is still creating, but at a much deeper, more spiritual level. In my work I attempt to capture various feelings and emotions, as well as the essence of the feminine. My focus is to infuse the beauty, the grace, and the strength of the human spirit into each piece, providing a pathway for viewers to connect with these qualities within themselves.

Watercolor was my chosen medium for creative expression until 1996 when a friend introduced me to stonecarving. I immediately fell in love with the exhilaration and the mystery of working in stone. Two years later, I was invited to participate in a month long marble carving workshop in Italy with an internationally renowned stone carver. This experience was life changing for me, and after returning, I began my journey as a professional sculptor.

In beginning a new stone sculpture, I have no preconceived idea of the subject. Instead, my work revolves around an intuitive connection with the stone. Using my hammer and chisel, and working slowly by hand, I stop frequently to look at the piece from all angles, until an image begins to appear. I then use my air hammer and power tools until the sculpture is ready to finish. The finishing process involves sanding by hand with six to eight different grades of sand paper; first dry, then with water to smooth and polish the piece.

When I am beginning a new piece in clay, my approach is the opposite. An idea is formed, I begin to build on that concept, adding layers of clay [...]

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