Saturday, December 6, 2008

Soap Stone Boxes

Hand Carved Soapstone Creations

Vietnamese artist Le Van Anh’s family has been carving soapstone for generations. After years of perfecting his stone painting technique, Le Van Anh has created a collection of stone art inspired by nature. The blossoms and leaves that adorn the hand carved soapstone creations seem as though they have just been plucked from the garden, while the play of light on colors extracted from nature make Anh’s vivid fish, cranes and crickets came alive. Each natural soap stone creation is carved, sanded, washed, painted with a master’s precision and then treated with a sealer to assure its beauty never fades.