All images © Peter Chiappori 2011
Sculpture, Fine Art & Illustration
New works are always being added so be sure to check back soon!
Etching on granite is a process that transforms the stone into a piece of everlasting art. I use a diamond point tool just as some monument makers still use. Etchings today, however, are increasingly done by laser machine. Laser etching machines transfer photographs to the granite in light tones that are not as permanent as hand etching. They are substitutes that accommodate economy of speed rather than looking at subject matter as artistic elements. Machines cannot compare to the control of the artist's hands & eyes. The deep & delicate textures produced by hand are superlative and demonstrate the artist's true understanding of the material before them.
The etchings on this page are untouched and, if viewed from a laptop or larger screen, have been enlarged so the fine detail can be seen.
These examples range in size from approximately 3" x 5" to 9" x 12".
Prices vary from $50. to $95. US + shipping & handling.
Custom orders cost the same & are welcome. They can be done on irregular pieces of 3/4" mist granite, absolute black granite tiles (up to 12" x 12") or desk plaques. Please call or email your photo for quotes.
Custom etchings are a snap! I can reproduce anything including portraits of your favorite pet in any environment.
Any breed or species of animal can be a personalized work of art just for you. Choose any picture
or any portrait... any size.
Call or email to discuss having your treasured animal's picture
placed permanently on granite.