John Osmond displays his incredible stone creations that worship the gods of Mexico whilst living and breathing their culture for decades. It is difficult to comprehend that one man designed and built these sculptures in one lifetime whilst embracing another culture.
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BY GERARD MOTONDI
@ VOL 5
ON FEB 20, 2015
Gerard Motondi walks us through his art. He was born and brought up in Kisii southwestern Kenya. He learnt stone carving from his grandparents through apprecentship program.
Holds a masters degree in sculpture specializing in public sculpture. He has represented Kenya in international sculpture symposium in China, Dubai, South Korea, India, Turkey, USA, Canada, Russia, Spain and Israel. His works are foung in public display and private collections in those countries.
Stone Sculpture as Educational Public Art
BY GERARD MOTONDI
As a young man growing up in Tabaka village of Kisii County, Gerald Motondi never envisaged that the common soapstone would carve his niche in the world of art. Motondi is actively participating teaching and sharing his love for stone curving and soap stone.
Stone Hearth Bakery
BY JOHN HARTLING
@ VOL 20
ON JUN 17, 2016
Over the past 20 years John Hartling has worked with community service groups in many roles. Focusing primary on working with people living in poverty he has developed and managed programs assisting youth & adults with achieving their educational and employment goals. Currently, John works at MetroWorks as the Manager of Programming and Business Development. One of his responsibilities includes providing leadership and support to the staff and participants at Stone Hearth Bakery, which has been a social enterprise in Halifax since 1982!!
From Stone Age to Pwn Age
BY RANDY ROSE
@ VOL 18
ON MAR 10, 2018
What do anthropolgy and computers have in common? Apparently quite a lot when you throw humans into the mix. Randy Rose never imagined his passion to follow in the footsteps of Indiana Jones would lead him to having expertice in cybersecurity. Turns out us humans are still the same after all those millennia.
Kutleh: a new medium, a new stone block
BY RULA YAGHMOUR
@ VOL 2
ON SEP 01, 2018
Architect Rula Yaghmour speaks about her project Kutleh that repurposes the surplus from cladding tiles used in everyday construction to produce unique blocks of various forms and colors. Traces of time and stone could be beautifully seen in every design!