I find that carving stone such as marble is meditative and in some way, spiritual. The world is always rushing while Time stands by and laughs at us because so many of us have lost our way.
Marble allows me to shape something that is two hundred million years old and leaves me suspended in a timeless space and in awe.
I learned to work with marble on the Greek island of Tinos some years ago and I cannot resist its seduction as a material that holds within it, Time itself.
If the viewer stopping to see my work finds through it a connection or a communion, then I have given something back for the privilege of working stone with my hands and letting it go into space.
[Byron Comninos is a Sydney-based sculptor, painter, sketcher, photographer, student, traveller and other things. Not any one, but many.]