Artworks made from stone normally used for roadworks and railway lines

Chauncey Flay interview with STUFF

Artist Chauncey Flay creates his artworks from a stone that is normally used for roadworks and railway lines.

Flay creates sculptures from greywacke, a hard, grey sandstone not often seen inside art galleries.

He takes a large chunk of the rock and uses a diamond polishing tool to transform parts of it into glossy, sharp-edged shapes.

“Greywacke is a very low grade, low value product,’’ he said.

“That is one of the main things I find interesting. I usually work with materials that people don’t attribute any value to.


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October 18, 2021