Saturday, March 23, 2013

Artist Profile: John Fisher

I first met stone carver John Fisher during one of his public sculpting events, which took place over a 3-month period in 2012. I visited John weekly while he sculpted a 12-ton block of Texas limestone, transforming it into 11 life-size human figures (8 adults and 3 children), along with a dog, a cat, a mouse, a squirrel, a lizard, an owl, a fox, a chicken, a turtle and a rabbit--all done on the spot and made up entirely from his prodigious imagination.

As John and I became friends I grew ever more impressed by his generous spirit, passion for art, and joyful pursuit of excellence.

For a more in-depth look at John Fisher and his art, please see my interview with him here.