Jason Ellis

My mental health is at its most stable when I am carving a piece of stone and the work is going well. Nothing: time, people, life, etc, bothers me when I attain a blissful state during carving. This happens rarely.

1. ‘Grey Matter’.
The title refers to the brain and to the colour of the unpolished Kilkenny limestone. Here, the top of the cranium has been removed & the brain scooped out. This piece is one of a series of abstracted heads that I am currently making.

2. ‘Velvet Crab’.
The title is informed by the nature of the stone & the form. The siltstone is soft & velvety to the touch and it will not take a polish. The form reminds me of a crab claw.