About SlateWorks and
Christina studied at New York's School of Visual Arts and
worked for ten years in graphic arts before moving to the Siskiyou
region of Southern Oregon.
We do not usually think of slate as a medium for sculpture,
because we have encountered it as roofing or blackboards. Slate
sculpture, though never common, has its roots in antiquity, with
the earliest surviving example dating from Egypt around 3000 B.C.
Works from this era in the Cairo Museum are in as good condition
today as when completed.
Slate is a metamorphic rock, originally a sedimentary formation
changed by heat and pressure to the re-crystallized form, in which
we find it today. Varying in hue from pale jade green to a deep
obsidian black, slate is the basis of Christina's stone-work art.
Each carving you see on this site represents an original
drawing by Christina and is painstakingly hand-tooled into the
naturally flat slabs, captured finally as a three-dimensional
design in the timeless beauty of stone.
Slateworks sculptures can be displayed on an easel or by
hanging. The weight of each piece is supported by heavy rods that
secure the sculpture in back. Prices for these hangers vary. Large
slate scenes can be inserted into fireplace fronts, patio walls,
and table tops. Masonry workers and cabinet-makers are
collaborating artists for these pieces.
Slateworks can supply small and large slates worked in a variety
of designs. Small items can be shipped via UPS; larger works will
require special arrangements for shipping.
1945 - Born in Luxembourg
1945-1965 - Lived and educated in Europe
1965-1967 - Hunter College-New York City, liberal arts
1967-1970 - New York School of Visual Arts, M.F.A.
1970 - Became a U.S. Citizen
1970-1975 - Commercial Artist, New York City
1975-2004 - Slate bas-relief sculptor, Takilma, Oregon
My carving blends sculptural beauty with architectural
function: from patio furniture inlays to cornerstones, mantle
pieces, fireplace inserts, and wall hangings. My work was
displayed in galleries around the country between 1983-1991.
Currently my slateworks are available through The Guild: The
Designer’s Reference Book of Artists & Artisans, The Guild:
The Architect’s Source of Artists and Artisans; and my web
site, www. slateworks.com
My work in progress, “The Tree Planters’ Tribute,” is being
created to give recognition to the people, organizations, and
corporations in the profession of tree planting. The slate,
measuring 10 ˝’x 5’, depicts the
process of tree planting and shows the cycle of life from
seedlings to and old growth forest.