Raphael Timmermans

A conversation with the stone:

My way of sculpting can best be described as “a conversation with the stone”. I get inspired by the forms, lines, injuries that are already present on the (often recycled) stone. By working only by hand, without electrical or pneumatic tools, a slow process is created: a conversation with the stone.
In this space, this dialogue, what is alive in me finds an expression in the possibilities or limitations that the stone imposes on me. What was at first a fault line becomes an idea, a first step. Testing the idea with hammer and chisel in the stone becomes the working process, and so the next step is taken. The final result is the result of a long and intensive conversation, with ups and downs.