Sculptor Richard Hestekind
a former President of the Northwest Stone Sculptors Association,
works to similar effect: his works hint more than they state. His
powerful yet poetic forms owe some debt to his background; Mr.
Hestekind was raised in Japan, and attended Sophia University in
Tokyo. The concept of evolving towards wholeness concerns the artist
and is evident in many of his works, thus perfectly complementing
the paintings of Mr. Strobel. He often brings together a combination
of elements around his sculptures - water, rock forms and plant life -
to create a space with emotional impact. Among his many achievements,
Mr. Hestekind co-created, with sculptor Jim Ballard, the monolithic
granite works at Meadowdale Playfields of Lynwood and Edmonds.
"Icon VIII" 1997
magnesite marble with brucite
Vancouver Island marbel