|Nueva - Red Raspberry Alabaster|
I stumbled upon stone carving in May 2010 when I attended an open house at the Educational Alliance to get a feel for the school before I signed up for a drawing class. While wandering from one classroom to the next, I stopped to watch a demonstration. The idea of working with stone was fascinating, but I wasn't sure if I had what it took to create art, therefore I continued on my way. Several months later, after watching another demonstration and speaking with another student, I decided to give it a try. It took fifteen months (one sore wrist and one sore elbow), to complete my first piece on red raspberry alabaster. I named it Nueva, to reflect the new challenges I am willing to face.