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Al Allen

Aegean Muse
© 1997
(H: 22", W: 48", D: 26"
Virginia soapstone)

Timeless.. . . contemplative. . . universal. . . with the ability to touch the psyche and the soul--these are the aims and achievements of my works in hand-carved natural stone.

You will sense in them echoes of the past--the Classical Period, the Renaaissance, and the Impressionists. You will also detect a contemporary awareness of abstract form.

This piece got its name when, just as it was completed, a colleague remarked that it reminded him of the ancient status accidentally brought up in the nets of Mediterranean fisherman.

The muse embodied in this work would add a touch of grace and inspiration to a book-filled study , a covered garden, or the tasting room of a fine winery.