If there is a common thread running through Nick’s work, it is an elegance, a paring down of detail and a fascination with organic shapes and tactile quality.
“Amalgamations of Stone, Flesh and Flower” – Phil Schirmer
Leisure Weekly, 12 October 1989
Nick Santoro’s sculptures are the work of a master stoneworker, demonstrating very fine use of tools and materials to produce exquisite forms.
– Bear Miller, Fine Art Magazine, 28 August 2006
Beauty. Form. Voluptuousness. Evolutionary attractors. Nick’s attractors delight with the Great Worm … churning and twisting and exhaling in her earthly sea.
– Cameron Taylor
I have been carving stone and making sculptures for forty years. During the 1990s I created a large body of stone, wood and metal sculptures at the old Vermont Marble Company site in West Rutland, Vermont. Carving daily at my studio on the quarry enabled me to experience a vivid connection with the men who had cut and shaped the stone. I learned to appreciate its elemental magnetism for our ancestors and for us. My work is an ongoing effort to fashion physical metaphors from the stone that connect our ancestors to us and our progeny. My art is organic, abstract and elemental.
Contributions to the KARVING WORKSHOP gofundme campaign have been very generous. Because there are insufficient funds to rent a store and pay for expenses for a year, I’ll be bringing carving tables and stones and tools to the site by the clump of snow in front of the wall where I’ll engage passersby to use …
Mission Statement Rutland is distinguished by its long marble history. The intention of The Karving Workshop is to introduce Rutland children and adults to its marble carving heritage. Many people living in Rutland are descendants of immigrants who worked in the marble quarries, marble mills, carving sheds and railroads. The Karving Workshop will be an …
Nature of the Daimon: Voice of the Higher Presence The Greeks called that distant voice within us, that higher source of inspiration and enlightenment, a person’s daimon. The Daimon Speaks Almost all of us at least once in our lives, during a sleepless night or an illness, have heard a voice which, coming from nowhere, …