1.27.11 Give Me Your Hands -The Barre Sculptors and Their Stone

Give Me Your Hands
Give Me Your Hands - Frank Gaylord

“Sinks whoever raises the great stones:
I’ve raised these stones as long as I was able…”
George Seferiades, Gymnopaidia Mycenae

The image is that of Frank Gaylord, Dean of American Stone Sculptors.
In the spring of 2008, I made my first visit to Barre,VT. to meet the curator, Patty Merriam, of the Vermont Granite Museum.
In my car I had a selection of the Cape Ann ‘Chapters on a Quarry Wall,’ installation which had shown at the Cape Ann Museum.
In the few hours of learning about Barre Granite, Hope Cemetary, and the abandoned quarries, I was especiallly captivated by the story of the existing master stone sculptors of Barre. And the photographic homage – Give Me Your Hands – was born.
The following link will take you to the start of the website, and also allow you to view the pages of the new book.

http://www.givemeyourhands.com/
Les

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