"Stonemasonry"Bazaar Exhibition Has Been Opened
Petar Petrov, the winner in the Craftsmen's competition in 2018, invited the other participants in the competition to join the "Stonemasonry" bazaar exhibition with their sculptures. The exhibition was opened on the 17th of August on the verandah of the house with tannery workshop at "Etar" museum.
Petar Petrov says that he does not begin to create with preliminary attitude. The very stone suggests to him what to make out of it. He prefers stone pieces of irregular form. He says that the best of his sculptures he has made of imperfect stones. Petar Petrov has realized that there is lots of energy in the rock that fills it with life.
For more than 23 years the sculpture of an eagle, ready to fly at the glimpse of prey, has remained unfinished by him. In the spring of 2019, provoked by his participation in the "Stonemasonry" bazaar exhibition, he has returned to this eagle again and the results are impressive.
The stonemason makes a donation to "Etar" museum – a stone slab with the image of St. George, engraved on it. As a real artist, Petar Petrov does not harm the stone. He strives for a minimal interference and to preserve as many of the natural forms and colours as possible. For him the stone is a way to immortalize a story, a moment among million of years.
Ivan Simeonov, who recently graduated from the only one on the Balkans school in stonemasonry in the village of Kunino and who was the winner in the last year's Youth section at the Craftsmen's competition, takes also part with his works in the bazaar exhibition.
At this exhibition you can see and sculptures by Rumen Barfonchovski, a graduate of the same school, by Elin Georgiev from Aksakovo, by Tsvetelina Angelova from Plovdiv, by Petar Krastev from Roman.