Jon’s first sculpture was made when his first wife gave him a small piece of stone. All he had to carve with was an old steak knife, which he used to craft a small head. Carving the eyes, nose and mouth inspired him so much, that he immediately enrolled in sculpting class and the rest, as they say, is history. Jon has been recognized by experts and peers with numerous awards for his work.
In the twenty years since that first carving, Jon has followed the natural progression of stone carvers going from soft to hard stones, from definitive to abstract designs. From large, 6 feet 6 inches high, weighting over 1,500 pounds, to small, a miniature lapis stick man less than one inch in height. Over time Jon has carved soapstone, alabaster, marble and granite. He has hand quarried stone in New Mexico and Utah. He has selected rough rock at the quarry, and he has purchased imported materials to obtain color and hardness. His current favorite stone is black Belgian Marble. It is very hard, it will last indefinitely inside or out, and it takes a mirror fine finish that involves the viewer by reflecting their image.
Jon uses an air hammer. He has a $10,000 diamond chain saw and relies on the standard sculpting hammers, chisels, rasps, files, and piles and piles of sandpaper to release the figures from within the stone. First, drawing on paper, to establish scale, Jon begins stone excavation with contour lines for movement. Jon’s use of line gives some of his carvings the appearance of the stone being stretched over an underlying figure. Many of Jon’s carvings are deliberately carved thin to reveal translucence and/or transparency of the stone. When stationed in front of a light source the sun for example, these sculptures beam with radiance.
Women are found as elusive subjects in Jon’s carving. His sculptures are so inviting, one wants to reach and touch the cool smooth stone to feel the smooth textures and rippled caverns that move the eye and animate the stone. His intention is that his sculptures bring a moment of thoughtful peace and reflection to the viewer.
"2 Hot Today" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Star Door" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Star Night" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Happy Dog" Framed Acrylic on Handmade Paper by David Gary SuazoPrice$100.00
"Dazzling Buffalo" Oil on Canvas - 18" x 24" by Eddy ShortyPrice$2,800.00
Eagle - Italian Ice, Alabaster, Walnut Sculpture - by Eddy ShortyPrice$4,200.00
Bear Robe - Colorado Marble - by Eddy ShortyPrice$12,500.00
Bear Dancer - Bronze on Pedestal by Eddy ShortyPrice$35,000.00
Apricot Bear - Picasso Marble, Olive Wood Base, Inlaid w/ Lapis by Eddy ShortyPrice$5,500.00
Mini Black Bear La Crosse Player by Randy ChittoPrice$550.00
Mini Koshare w/ Navy Blue Corn by Randy ChittoPrice$550.00
Medium Koshare w/ 4 Babies and a Bowl of Turquoise Corn by Randy ChittoPrice$950.00
Black Jade, Tiger Iron, and Sterling Silver Cuff by Vincent GioielliPrice$1,450.00
Multi Turquoise on Sterling Silver Dragonfly Pin by Herbert RationPrice$450.00
6 Stone Medium Coral on Sterling Silver Dragonfly Pin by Herbert RationPrice$450.00
Kingman Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cabs Earrings by Reba EngelPrice$925.00
5pc Sterling Silver Hogans on Leather Bracelet by Alonzo JohnPrice$675.00
Oxidized 3 Flower Necklace w/ Kingman Turquoise by Aaron JohnPrice$2,650.00
Rectangular Hummingbird 7x Ring w/ Coral and Turquoise by Aaron JohnPrice$425.00
Sterling Silver Storyteller Thick Overlay Cuff by Aaron JohnPrice$1,150.00