Mary Cartmel has been sculpting in stone since 1993. The qualities and properties of the stone allow her to use hand tools such as saws, chisels, files and sandpaper. Mary's conceptions are focused on bringing life to the stone through the study of wildlife forms.
The contrasting differences between the hardness and mass of the stone versus the delicate lightness and movement of the subject continue to challenge and intrigue her. Birds are a recurring subject; in a contemplative repose, lifting into flight or landing to rest. They have a life of their own, a convincing authenticity.