Here are some close-up photos of the sundials showing the artwork. I first carve by hand the designs into the stone using all sorts of different shaped high speed diamond burrs and/or chisels. Then I paint the engraved portions with the same durable paint that's used on stone headstones. Sometimes I'll use gold leaf. I cut, engrave and inlay brass decorations into a cavity cut into the stone so that the brass lies flush with the surface of the stone. The original artwork designs were either made by me or were sent to me from clients. Sometimes they send me photographs of something they want on their sundials. Other times they send me drawings. Or they can pick artwork from this catalog of my stock artwork that I made for them to choose from.
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