Sculptor Matthew Simmonds takes solid marble and granite stones and transforms them into magnificent architectural creations in miniature. The solid boulders change from their rough outer surface into elegant historic buildings with marble pillars, smooth walkways, glistening walls, and intricate decor. The smooth surfaces bring out a warmth and glow that makes us wonder about life in ancient Rome and other cultures where marble pillars and buildings were the norm.
These amazing creations start from heavy chunks of stone, which Simmonds then carefully chips and carves unleashing a new world from the depths of the stone. The only element missing are tiny people carrying on their lives within the scene.