STONE LETTER CARVING
Hand carving in stone is an age-old craft. It gives the artist much satisfaction. In 2004 I began creating lettered carvings using the ancient Trajan font.
I moved on to carving custom motifs, logos, signs, plaques, monograms, and address numbers. Trajan font is the epitome of a classically styled typeface inspired by the imperial Roman letter forms chiseled into stone. It dates from, as early as 43 BC. Other works are in custom fonts, such as Hobo or Bodoni. Examples of my work are below.
My primary works are in marble, Pennsylvania Bluestone, slate, flagstone, and soapstone, with the occasional granite piece.
Contact me by email [MarkEBruley@gmail.com] or by phone [610-457-9889] to discuss your custom needs.
(PA Natural Cleft Flagstone)
Lightning bolt detail.
Estate Plaque, Ugly Dog Ranch, Durango, CO.
(PA Natural Cleft Flagstone) [Font: Hobo]
Estate Plaque, Redshale, Poconos, PA. (PA Natural Cleft Flagstone)
Harry Potter Train Platform Number. Art piece. (Slate, PA Bluestone stand) 12x14 inch, and detail. [Font: Bodoni MT Black]
No Politics [discussion] Zone (NPZ), whimsical camping plaque. (Soapstone boulder)
Address sign. 5x15 inch (Blanco Carrara Marble)
Wedding Plaque, ivy motif. Below shows detail of the double infinity sign. (Antique Carrara Marble from Victorian era dresser backsplash, PA Bluestone stand)
Wedding Plaque. Below shows detail of one finished "L" and one "L" after initial chisel cuts. (Antique Carrara Marble from a farmhouse fireplace mantle and antique barn board from the farm.
"The Cyclist." Tombstone insert for a nationally ranked cyclist (seniors div). (Granite, bas relief, 6x8 inch)
Carving a standing stone memorial monument of a Kokopelli land sailing kite buggy pilot for installation in the Mojave Desert. (PA Bluestone)
Sororiety Pug Dog mascot monument and detail. (PA Blue stone)
Pet Monuments. (Slate)