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Another Lost Art

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DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
Chris Pellettieri, my Brother in The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesman, is a stone carver of remarkable talent. He has started a tuition-free school to teach this ancient art to young people, and now to our veterans. Here's a link to what he does. The video is well worth watching. So is this video, which involves the veterans in the current program.

I just donated a few bucks because I love the passion Chris has for his art and that he wants to keep it alive. I'm proud to call this man my Brother.
Retired and loving it.
Erin Holohan Haskell

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  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Cool stuff indeed.
    My buddy is an amazing stone mason. He did some stone carving. His old boss/teacher told him it was easy to carve a face out of stone. In his broken English he told him...
    "Take a stone. Chip away everything that isn't the face."

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    Erin Holohan HaskellCTOilHeatforesthillsjd
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,433
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    They are amazing people. Many years ago, I had occasion to ge to know some of the men doing the stone carving for the "National" Cathedral (the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul) in Washington, DC. It was a real treat to watch them work, and see the beauty of their work -- even for stones which no one would ever see again!
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Chris has carved a lot of St. John the Divine, which may be finished in a hundred years or so. He’s brilliant.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Erin Holohan Haskell
    Erin Holohan Haskell Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 2,326
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    A lost art, for sure. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Harvey Ramer
    Harvey Ramer Member Posts: 2,239
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    That is amazing!
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    Chris has a big heart.
    Retired and loving it.
  • Grallert
    Grallert Member Posts: 657
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    good stuff
    Miss Hall's School service mechanic, greenhouse manager,teacher and dog walker
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,544
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    FOX 5 in New York contacted Chris after the Notre Dame fire. Here's their report on his work: http://www.fox5ny.com/news/stone-carver-teaches-craft

    Well done, Chris!
    Retired and loving it.
    Erin Holohan Haskell