Sculptor, stonemason, and scholar of stonework Richard Rhodes will deliver the keynote lecture on Materiality to the Stonework Symposium.
Rhodes, of Seattle, apprenticed in the mason's guild of Siena, Italy. He has since dedicated his thirty-five-year career to mastering all aspects of stone, from quarrying, to building, to executing sculpture commissions.
In his lecture, Rhodes considers the essence of stone. The lecture draws from the 5,000 year history of the stone environment. Broadly accessible, the lecture appeals in particular to those with an interest in design. The lecture is richly illustrated with photographs from Rhodes’ forthcoming book, Stone Expression.