Our first stone sculptures in the early nineties were the result of a series of transpositions and enlargements of sculptural shapes developed through our ceramic work. An intermediate plaster model would often serve as reference for measurement. The sculpture Dyad, installed at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space in Tokyo, was executed following this basic procedure. Dyad was the first project we did using the facilities of a granite workshop in Beebe Plain, Quebec. Subsequently, as we grew more accustomed to granite and as the industrial stonecutters we employed adjusted their skills to our type of work, we began developing our own idiosyncratic methods for working with stone. To achieve more accurate results when enlarging a shape from a model to its final enlarged size, we adapted an old Renaissance three-axis scaling system and explained these measurement techniques to the stonecutters. They have been using these methods ever since when working with us. (Satoshi and Louise Saito)







Antoine Saito and Satoshi Saito