Our engraved art starts with a drawing or a photograph. I selected the source materials for these early pieces based solely on something in them that caught my eye; something that I could visualize in a finished engraving. This was an exercise in discovering the process.
Each of these artworks is made from a vector file, an exact image of what is engraved on the surface of the stone. I created these files using a combination of drawing software on an iPad and laptop computer. Image tracing on the tablet allows me to quickly compose the vector drawing, then it is refined on the computer and exported as the file that is read by the engraver. This step is where I get to express creativity and imagination. More of my engraved art found here.