1921 Biltmore St, NW, Washington,
Dist of Columbia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

STORIES IN STONE Although every one of my pieces starts with a mental image that will express the story that I want to tell, the final form depends a lot on the character of the stone I am working with. Stones are all different. Each one has its peculiar texture, skin and finish. I find that the feedback between artist and artwork can be best appreciated and enjoyed through working by hand. And last, since my sculptures must often tell a complex tale in a single image, I show them together with short humorous poems to fill in the details. Each "storiella" is developed as the work progresses.

All work by Massimo

Massimo Righini
2010, 6.5" x 8.5" x 7.5", Blue Alabaster
Massimo Righini
2005, 16.5" x 10" x 8", African Wonderstone
Massimo Righini
2004, 13" x 4" x 4", Red Alabaster