Lawrence Stoller is an internationally recognized award winning artist who has pioneered the art of sculpting spectacular megagems, including several of the largest gemstone sculptures in existence. He lives with his wife Sunnie in Bend, Oregon where he also works and teaches.
His collaborative work 'BAHIA' stands as the cornerstone of the museum collection at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California.
Lawrence Stoller and Glenn Lehere sculpted Rutilated quartz and placed it in a gold plated steel frame by Pepe Ozan.
The overall height is five feet and the crystal weighs 450 pounds.
In 2003, Stoller completed a commission for American Express, creating the centrepiece of the 9/11 Eleven Tears Memorial, located across the street from Ground Zero. I think this is one of the most beautiful memorials ever created. It was designed by Ken Smith and is a sculpted eleven sided quartz hendecohedron held in a stainless steel frame and cable. The crystal weight is 600 pounds.
This close detail shows the wording on the floor directly below the crystal.
The Crystals will be my books,
Reading into them to discover life
beyond the margins.
Journeying from primal Earth,
past ancient civilizations,
From the timeless technologies,
to the inside of matter,
Through the gates of knowledge,
and into the terrains of Wonder.
My attempts to translate these
experiences into words
Are but record keepers
Of the magnificient remains of Frozen Light.