What are you doing this summer?‏ – Patrick Imai

July 22 – 24 I will be in Perth to participate in the Canadian Stone Carving Festival. As a stone carver this is a great event.  We start with 7.5” x 7.5” x15” blocks of Indiana limestone on Friday at noon.  We carve the rest of Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday morning.  On Sunday afternoon all the art pieces are auctioned off, with the money raised going to Habitat for Humanity.

Guardian of the Garden.1

Attached is a photo of the bear I carved last year.

Born in Toronto, Patrick by the age of 10 was already an avid carver searching for the right subject and medium.  He carved wood until he tried soapstone carving in the late 90’s.  He was immediately hooked by the ease of working the soft stone and the beauty of the colour and finish of the polished stone.  He has since worked in other stone such as: alabaster, chlorite, selenite, limestone and marble.  The majority of Patrick’s carvings are bears.  Read More …

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