'Night Sky, Clouds across the Moon' is made from my current favourite stone. This is the metamorphic limestone found in Harehope quarry at Frosterley in the Weardale valley. This is the same quarry which has produced the famous Frosterley marble, found in columns in the choir in Durham Cathedral and many other places across the globe. The marble is highly fossiliferous with now extinct solitary corals and crinoids. Most of the beds though produce a deep black, very hard stone, occasionally featuring quartz veins, as in 'Night Sky'.
This piece is an attempt to capture a number of things. A satisfying shape and balance of forms. A seductive surface which shows off the beauty of the material. It also toys with the idea of the passage and cycle of time and tries to capture a pictorial moment of clouds drifting across a crescent moon. The base is made from Beech wood.