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Loretta Kyle

lorettaI am all about stone.
Perhaps I envy its ability to be
Strong and brittle
Hard and soft
Abrasive and silky smooth
Utilitarian and soulful
Abundantly ordinary and exotically beautiful
Oxidizingly dull
Vibrantly colourful

I am happiest when I have stone in my hands. I am driven to seek it out, touch it, explore it, carve it. I believe that stone is as essential to our lives as water and air. Stone teaches patience, to think before acting or speaking. Its hardness slows me down, grounds me. Birds represent every human emotion from absolute revulsion to utter awe. I enjoy freeing them from blocks of stone.

As a medium, the beauty of each stone compels the viewer to look closer. The emotion of the form leads to self-exploration, which I believe to be the purpose of art. When my sculpture elicits a spontaneous reaction, I know I have used my life well.