For thirty years Somers Randolph has refined a vocabulary of shapes by carving them from solid rock. Alabaster, soapstone, marble and granite have yielded sensuous curves under his hammer and chisel.
The sculptor Somers Randolph was born in 1956 in Boston, MA. He was raised in Washington D.C. and after attending Exeter went to Pietrasanta, Italy and the Cocoran school of art. He graduated from Princeton in 1979 with a degree in Art History. Randolph spent twelve years in Santa Barbara, seven in Nashville, and has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1997.
Somers Randolph's sculpture is deceptively simple. The vibrant spirals, continuous knots and woven curves awaken our innermost selves. His forms resonate on an unconscious level. After three decades of chipping, sawing, sanding, and polishing stone, his works are in major collections and museums worldwide.
"I am spoiled now, I carve what I like and if someone wants it, they buy it. I've been fortunate all along that people want what I like to carve."
"What is success? I've been extremely successful. I have a full life with my wife Hillary and precocious daughter Comfort. I still get to spend my time making shapes. My work might last hundreds of years after I am gone. What could be better?"
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