Inspiring Artist: Chris Booth

The use of stone as a sculpture medium is fascinating. We've shared some of our favorite stone sculpture finds on this blog including Sculpture in the Woods at the Andres Institute of Art. Marji has also shared some of her favorite stone sculpture inspiration and own creations on her blog Ashbee Design

Stone can be used to create small delicate sculptures and colosal pieces that tower over the Earth. Chris Booth is an artist that creates the latter.

Bukker Tillibul. 2002 
Swinburne University of Technology, Lilydale, Victoria, Australia.

In an article written by John K. Grande at, artist Chris Booth was "[b]orn in Kerikeri, New Zealand, in 1948, [and] has pursued sculpture associated with the land, earth forms, and indigenous peoples of the regions where he has worked. He received his initial education at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and then branched out to study with various sculptors in Europe..."

Booth creates using slab and boulder stone often combining the two to create beautiful sculptures on varying landscapes. Here are some samples of his work:


Untitled, 2010 - 2011. 
Rotoroa Island, Hauraki Gulf, NZ


Nikau. 1996 
Botanic Gardens, Christchurch, New Zealand. 

More images and information about his work can be found at his website.