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Ron WhiteBiography: Ron has always had a great respect for nature and enjoys much of his life in the outdoors. About 25 years ago on an Outward Bound Adventure the rock art he would see scattered in the canyons began to hold a special interest for him. Intrigued by the rock art's beauty and mystery he began to formulate a way for everyone to appreciate this artwork in their own homes without destroying history by removing the carvings from nature. He began to collect photographs of the petroglyphs from various regions he visited. He learned as much as he could about the interpretations of the ancient art. Ron began to construct a way he could transfer the images in his photographs onto stone with the same texture and look as if one had just found the carving in a canyon. His dream came to life when he nished his first pieces that had the look and texture of actual petroglyphs. While working in his studio in Colorado, Ron allows each stone to express to him the true nature of its image. He carefully hand carves each piece in sandstone that has been put through an aging process to recreate the effects of “desert varnish,” the dark wash found in nature. Using all natural material, he creates replicas of some of the most well-known and even the most obscure petroglyphs. Ron began carving wild life about seven years ago. He uses the same care and attention to detail to create amazing life like designs. His attention to detail becomes more apparent in the large wall panels which can actually seem to take you back to nature. When not carving Ron enjoys spending his time in the outdoors backpacking, camping and rafting always gaining inspiration for new carvings. These unique pieces of artwork may be hung, on your wall, with the enclosed nail or used with the stand that comes with each piece. Our nail in a piece of drywall will support approximately 20 pounds. Our stone carvings weigh less than 8 pounds each. Just hammer this nail into the wall as if you were going to hang a picture (at approximately a 45° angle). Then pull the nail out as far as you can without removing it from the wall. Line the hole on the back of the rock up with the nail and push the rock onto the nail and towards the wall until it is flush with the wall. This ensures that the nail is all the way inside the hole on the rock. When removing the rock from the wall lift it upward to free it from the nail. Ron has ... to see complete biography, click on artist's name Country: USA Birthyear: 1959 Galleries: Working Artist Gallery Gallery Southwest Lantern Dancer Gallery Elk Horn Gallery Arrowhead Gallery Artisans' Martket Stonehenge Fired Works Gallery Media: other, Sandstone Style: realistic Subjects: animals and wildlife
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