Vance Theoret is a man of few words, as are many who work with stone. But when he does get talking it takes little time to feel his passion for the stone that he works with! Ancient memory speaks to him as he connects with each stone. Using a 'direct carve' approach, he lets the stone reveal itself. The second impression takes the rough image and defines it into a clean, solid sculpture. "I let the stone tell me what it wants to be. The results are far more exciting than if I forced my ideas on my material." Vance's work will touch you on a very primal level—from his methods, to the way his work portrays the physical presence of the stone, to the wide range of resulting emotions provoked.