Penelope Crittenden

Known for her elegant and minimal forms, Penelope has been carving stone for ten years.

Penelope Crittenden
“Feathered Torso”
British Columbia Chlorite
19″ x 8″ x 4″

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“FEATHERED TORSO”
One of the ways a large block of stone is split into smaller blocks, is a technique called “feathers and wedges.”
A row of holes is drilled into the larger stone at regular intervals and two flat pieces of metal are placed into each hole. These are the “feathers.”
Then steel wedges are placed in between each set of feathers, and pounded, in sequence, into the stone…a little at a time, one after the other, until the pressure of the wedges splits the stone.
In this piece, I felt that these round ‘feather’ marks added a unique feature to the design, so I incorporated them into the sculpture, while leaving much of the natural stone, to show the transition from raw stone into a finished form.
Penelope Crittenden
“Essential Venus”
Carrera Marble
24″ x 8″ x 8′
with polished black granite base
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Penelope Crittenden
WIND DANCER
green Soapstone
rotates on polished black granite
16” x 9” x 8”
$875
Penelope Crittenden
WIND DANCER
green Soapstone
rotates on polished black granite
16” x 9” x 8”
$875
Penelope Crittenden
Reflections
Italian Cloud Alabaster
11″ x 11″ x 11”
$2,200
Penelope Crittenden
Reflections
Italian Cloud Alabaster
11″ x 11″ x 11”
$2,200