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A Trajan letter B hand chiseled slate sculpture with butterfly cocoon, an art tile wall hanging.

Title: Be

Medium: Slate


• This is a hand chiseled v-incised Trajan letter "B" into slate 
the old way--using hammer and chisel.

• Scribed lines on "B" indicating mathematical proportions.

• Bas relief carving of butterfly emerging from cocoon.

• Approx. 4 x 15 1/2" 

• Stone is signed on the reverse.

• Wall mount.

• A card detailing process is included.

Thank you, kindly.


Letters hand carved are very much a lost art.
What one commonly sees today are sandblasted letters 
using mechanical methods(rubber templates and very little time)
They are static and still, and to this artist's way of thinking,
have no soul.

Keeping the letters alive by first painting the letters 
with brush and then carving the letters with hammer and chisel.
No computers.
This is how it was done in Greek and Roman times.
When one visits old graveyards hand carved
v-incised letters can still be seen.

Trajan Letter B hand chiseled slate with butterfly cocoon

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