Walter S. Arnold, Sculptor/Stone Carver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.

Walter S. Arnold Sculptor/Stonecarver: Classically trained in Italy. Custom hand-carved stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.Classically trained in Italy. Custom, hand-carved, stone sculpture. Made in the USA and Italy.    Call for an estimate:  (847) 568-1188  or  Fely@stonecarver.com
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Tree Stump Memorial



Carved in Indiana limestone and installed in Chesterton Cemetery,
Chesterton, Indiana. A new version of an old, traditional monumental archetype.


Double tree stump memorial in limestone


I started with a block of limestone


I started with a 4200 lb block of Indiana limestone


blocking out the shape of the trees


In the process of carving, I reduced the weight of the stone to about 2200 lbs.


Detail of the limestone rabbit





Details of the carving. The rabbit and flowers symbolize various family members.


Carved rustic sign


The sign with the couple's wedding date was carved to look like
an old weathered board roughly nailed to a branch.


carving almost done


The carving is shown nearing completion in my studio.


Planting the tree


Monument setters from J&S Services of West Chicago and
D.O.H. Services of Blue Island, Il, "planted" the tree stump memorial
in Sept. 2004 under the watchful eyes of the clients.

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