Tobacco Fountain
I designed and carved this fountain for a third generation tobacco farmer in Kinston NC.  I spent two months of my lunch breaks sketching tobacco plants before I started.  The spillway was carved using the actual spillway that he drank from as a child as a template.  The bracket supporting the fountain can be found in the molding of their home.  The fountain took 9 months to carve.  It is a great pleasure to invest the currency of my life in people who appreciate it and deserve it.  
Two 1200 lb. blocks
Emerging tobacco plant
Roughing out
Tobacco fountain
Small details
6 months of work
The bowl was just a block of stone at one time