Candle Holder — Altar Form Series — Sonoran Ice Alabaster — 4" x 4" x 4" Corona Vessel — Luminary Series — Alabaster, Juniper, Pipestone — 8"x5"x5" Light Container — Altar Form — 8"x10"x5" — Alabaster, Juniper, Driftwood Uncivilized — 5 Billion Faces of God Series — Alabaster, Deer Hide, Barnwood — 18"x8"x6" Buoy — Cairn Forms — Alabaster, Granite, Beach Pebbles & Driftwood — 9"x5"x5" Candle Holder — Sacred Vessel — Sonoran & Kodachrome Alabasters — 3"x4"x4" Forest Spirit — 5 Billion Faces of God Series — Alabaster, Deer Hide, Barn Wood, Tigereye — 18"x12"x6"

 

 

 

The precious and the cherished are my aim. I take sculpture off its pedestal. The opposite of public art, this work is private and intimate in nature. My work graces bedrooms, altars, sacred spaces, and precious places. A direct carver, I follow and refine the line and shape of raw material, bringing each form to its highest level of integrity. Each piece is a meditation and a prayer – the product of that dance between two beings, the beingness of the stone and the mindfulness of my hands.

 

My work is ecocentric and animist in nature. I gather my own materials and work each piece into unique, organic forms, vessels, and sculptures.

My work is in creating deeply energetic forms – functional, ceremonial, and sacred art, object, and artifact. 

Zali Zalkind

artist & stone carver

Zali Kahlil Zalkind stone carver