Christopher Columbus

Indiana Limestone, GraniteTemporary installation at Ameriflora, Columbus, Ohio.
Indiana Limestone, Granite
Temporary installation at Ameriflora, Columbus, Ohio.

Hilarious. This was one of my first stone carvings done with my employer/mentor Tony Solazzo… Ameriflora, 1992… Christopher Columbus bowling with the world. Proof that I am not infallible.

Giotto Plaque

Indiana LimestoneBased on a fresco by the early Rennaissence painter Giotto.
Indiana Limestone
Based on a fresco by the early Rennaissence painter Giotto.

This was my first piece carved for Lang Stone after I left Solazzo. I stand by the interpretation of the original fresco, but I am able to laugh at my early crest attempt along with you…

Early Rosette

Indiana Limestone
Indiana Limestone

This hilarious carving is now embedded into a patio in the historic German Village are of Columbus, Ohio. This is one of my first carvings and was featured in a story in the Columbus Dispatch about a new carver in town. I was mid twenties on this piece. Front page? Why not?

Lang Marble Table

Original Design by Dale JohnsonMarble, Limestone
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Marble, Limestone

Another very early piece, an experiment in how to do things. Teams can do things individuals have a very hard time with.

Original design by Dale JohnsonMarble, Limestone
Original design by Dale Johnson
Marble, Limestone

I am struck by how much my design sensibilities have changed over the years. This could only have been designed by a young me. I wonder who owns it now?

 

 

Palmer Bench

Original Design by Dale JohnsonGranite, Limestone, Stainless Steel
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Granite, Limestone, Stainless Steel

I made this bench as a Christmas present for my in law’s. Sporty people, they are. I was thinking of them in the design stage.

Original Design by Dale JohnsonGranite, Limestone, Stainless Steel
Original Design by Dale Johnson
Granite, Limestone, Stainless Steel

It’s been years since I’ve seen this bench. I hear it is holding up well. All good.