This blog will show, in a chaotic way, a few things I’ve been working on over the years. I hope they will be of interest!
I became a stonemason at the age of 18 through the study of Historical Monument Restoration. After working for several years on French cathedrals and churches, I became disappointed by the lack of enthusiasm which I saw in the companies entitled to work on such beautiful and sacred projects. As a result, I shifted my emphasis slightly in the field and began the study of carving in Paris, so I could become more independent.
I grew up in a yellow-gold limestone region of the Dordogne, France with castles and prehistoric caves everywhere. I would spend hours trailing behind the farmer’s plough looking for stone age flint tools, or searching the woods and cliffs for cave paintings. Later, I turned my curiosity towards the treasures of other cultures which led me to the closed kingdom of Bhutan where I lived for 6 years with my wife and daughter. It was there that I became captivated by the beauty of Tibetan Buddhist art and iconography. I trained myself mainly on granite boulders, river stones and mountain rocks – anything which appealed to me – as it was impossible to find cut blocks of stone.
I am now back in France with 17 years of working with stone behind me, hoping to bring all I have seen and learnt in my travels throughout Asia, into my work.
- Tripod of skulls for the practice of offering fragrant incense smoke.
- ‘Om Ah Hung’ Garden Feature
- Miscellaneous Mantras (and seed syllables)
- Mantelpiece carving for the ‘Tiger’s Nest Resort’ Paro, Bhutan.
- Commemoration engraving on a large boulder for a Bhutanese Monastery.
- Selection of river stones for the ‘Zhiwa Ling’ hotel, Paro, Bhutan displaying their logo.
- A river stone engraving
- Mantra carving for the Aman hotel in Paro, Bhutan.
- Historical Monument Restoration
- The Akshobhya mantra
- Head of the Buddha in Saint-Maximin Stone
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- A big, bad, block of granite.
- Yann Devorsine (13)
- Carving (7)
- Engraving (7)
- Fireplaces (1)
- Garden Features (5)
- Historical Restoration (1)
- Information (3)
- Sculpture (3)
- Uncategorized (1)