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Miniature Architectural Interiors and Collections of Tiny Symbolic Objects Carved into White Stone

December 14, 2018

Anna Marks

…ctual buildings in miniature, with the exception of the Elevation series,” Simmonds tells Colossal. His sculptures take a minimum of three weeks to complete, however they can span several months depending on the complexity and size. “ The longest I’ve ever worked on a single piece of stone was when I made Windows in 2017 ,” explains Simmonds. “There was around 180 days, or nine months, of carving time with more time spent on research and design.”…

 

 



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New Miniature Architectural Structures Carved Into Raw Stone by Matthew Simmonds

March 25, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

…r with twisting passages. The miniature form responds to this internal maze by its play with light, which he hopes “encourages this sense of exploration.” You can see more of the Copenhagen-based artist’s work on his website. “Tetraconch” (2015), limestone, height 31cm, all images courtesy of Matthew Simmonds “Ringrone” (2016), Faxe limestone, height 61cm “Ringrone” (2016), Faxe limestone, height 61cm “Ringrone” (2016), Faxe limestone, height 61cm…

 

 



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Miniature Medieval Interiors Carved into Raw Marble Blocks by Mathew Simmonds

June 30, 2014

Johnny Waldman

…The intricately carved creations are the work of British sculptor Matthew Simmonds, an art-historian-turned-stone-carver. Inspired by his academic background and, later, his work in helping to restore important historic monuments (in particular, Westminster Abbey and Ely Cathedral) Simmonds began creating these fascinating, empty marble interiors after moving to Italy. “The sculptures give the viewer a different perspective on space,” noted Dutch…

 

 

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