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My work is with naturally tumbled and polished stones discovered on rivers and beaches of the Pacific Northwest. I travel hundreds of miles to favorite places where i might hike miles before discovering a good location. Stone searching is a talent, and all discoveries are exciting and always different.

It's not unusual to return to my studio packing 50 pounds of stones after hours of looking. I'll make dozens of these trips to find the right stones.

Off to the mill to cruise the yard for amazing wood pieces. You'll see planks, burls, and may other interesting woodworks.

Then, to create my pieces, I look, I stare, I think , I rearrange, and do it all over again, sometimes for days before formulating the right combination of wood and stone.

I love the lifespan of stones, and how each one is completely unique in its shape, size and coloration.

Thanks for stopping by my shop! If you have any questions regarding my work send me an email at stonedartworks [!at] gmail.com

Kindest Regards,

Matt

Announcement

Howdy Friends,

My work is with naturally tumbled and polished stones discovered on rivers and beaches of the Pacific Northwest. I travel hundreds of miles to favorite places where i might hike miles before discovering a good location. Stone searching is a talent, and all discoveries are exciting and always different.

It's not unusual to return to my studio packing 50 pounds of stones after hours of looking. I'll make dozens of these trips to find the right stones.

Off to the mill to cruise the yard for amazing wood pieces. You'll see planks, burls, and may other interesting woodworks.

Then, to create my pieces, I look, I stare, I think , I rearrange, and do it all over again, sometimes for days before formulating the right combination of wood and stone.

I love the lifespan of stones, and how each one is completely unique in its shape, size and coloration.

Thanks for stopping by my shop! If you have any questions regarding my work send me an email at stonedartworks [!at] gmail.com

Kindest Regards,

Matt

Matt Semonsen

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Matt Semonsen

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3)
  • shvkag31 on Apr 7, 2018

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is my second piece from Matt, and it is just gorgeous. I absolutely love the abalone stones which are so luminescent, especially next to the dark redwood. Many thanks to Matt for such amazing work.

  • shvkag31 on Mar 21, 2016

    5 out of 5 stars

    This wall art is simply gorgeous. The wood is a beautiful color and the stones have been polished to a sparkling shine. The piece is so unique and I have received so many compliments and inquiries about this amazing piece of art. The artist was extremely pleasant and shipping was fast and secure. Thanks you so much for such a wonderful addition to my art collection!

  • Anonymous on Mar 25, 2011

    5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular work of art. Execution of design really brings out the intensity of the color and design in each rock. When the sun hits it, colors appear that you would never suspect from a rock. I am awed and "dazzled" everytime I look at it, always seeing something new. Packaging was perfect for such a heavy and challenging piece of art to mail. Friendly and prompt service. Extremely pleased to have found this mosaic created by an incredible artist.

About

I developed my love for stones big and small on rivers and beaches throughout the West

Whether rock hopping, flyfishing, rafting, kayaking, or exploring stones (and water) were always at the heart of the outdoor activities I love and continue to do. No two stones are alike (although some get really close), but there are certainly families of stones. My work shows wet or dry stones and have been set in wood, in frames, as pedestals, center pieces, garden art, and on and on. All stones have been hand picked and NO stone has been polished by anything other than mother nature.
I've made really large pieces to small pendants to ropes of stones to everything in the middle.
I work with piles and piles of stones, go to mills to find wood, build my own frames, sand the wood with any number of tools (a lot by hand) and my router is my friend.
A two part epoxy stirred very slowly for a long time at just the right temperature acts as the agent creating the wet look of the stone or securing the dry stones in place.
I hope you like my artwork...they are all one-of-a-kind never to be replicated.

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Last updated on February 6, 2011

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