Hui'an

by Taco Hidde Bakker

Stone after stone of hard granite, pushed through machines with a deafening noise, cut to pieces, then drawn upon—elegant decorations minutely drawn with graphite pencil on the ashgrey granite—rectangular stone blocks, frantically beaten with quick and rhythmic hammer strikes; announcing the promise of three-dimensional grace yet to be released from solid rock,
in the spirit of Michelangelo’s remark that “every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it”— …