Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Slate Tombstone Carver David Gillespie

“Nothing in this life, nothing we see with our eyes, will last forever, but with stonecutting, you have some chance to perpetuate through the ages.”

~ David Gillespie~

Yesterday, Lee Drew of FAMHIST sent a link via Twitter to this amazing article and the photographs it contains. David Gillespie of Pickens County, South Carolina, is a stone carver and still practices the art of hand chiseling head stones and shingles from large slabs of slate.

The photographs are amazing and well worth a look. The article can be found in the Anderson, South Caroline, Independent Mail, with the photo gallery displayed here. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Sanjay Maharaj said...

I found the article very interesting to read and it is good to see ancient artwork still alive