I generally use electrical and pneumatic tools to speed up the working process, and this only after many years of having used hand tools to develop a respectful feeling for the material. No matter, the last finish is always done by hand. I regard mastering the technical aspect of sculpting as important, but at the same time not to be ruled by it. I like to take risks during the work process and I like to invite the unforeseeable. This is my technique for avoiding routine and discovering the spirit of a particular piece.
I recently began employing holes as an independent means of expression. These holes provoke a certain curiosity and appear to be windows, to allow one to gaze into the stone, or marvelously, all the way through. They also enable me to create precise inner spaces and plumb out the depth of a given piece of stone. It opens up a whole new perspective to the works and sheds a different light on the material.