Entries in stone (2)
I was immediately captured by her work. Mostly because I come from a long line of Italian stone masons and I feel like stone is in my blood. But its something I wish I knew more about as well. Her stone arches are a fantastic display of what a mason can do with dry stone structures. Here is an example of her stone arches.
After pouring through her website and countless videos I kept seeing something in her work that seemed familiar and I could not place it. Sure I like dry stone work more then the average person but what was I seeing?
And then I saw one of her photos of a capstone roof and here and then it hit me. Her work reminds me of my trip to Ireland. I was on the Dingle Peninsula and we discovered The Gallarus Oratory. The Gallarus Oratory is a dry-stone church dated around 800. Its built in the shape of an overturned boat and it is dry inside after 1211 years. I quickly ran through my photo folders and pulled a few examples.