Daniel W. Zampino
I carve human likenesses into stone, to reflect myself as ‘human.’ But in reality, it is the stone itself that matters. The stone is the earth writ large. It will outlast me, my civilization, my species. I am only a temporary recorder of reality, who seeks to leave a footprint for the gods – the gods who look like us because we are human, but who look like bird, for birds, and look like tigers, for tigers. All of us, in our variegated species, are artists, if only for the temporary time we occupy consciousness. The stone, however, lives on for as long as the earth gestates life.