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Photograph of Artist DON SMALLEY
DON SMALLEY
Santa Fe, New Mexico - United States



, Girl With Pointed Toes, Abstract Figurative, Request Price
, Woman , Abstract Figurative, Sold
, Venus Adrift, Abstract Figurative, $8,715

Art Starting At $18,900

Artist Statement

This man does not use the spoken language as a medium for communication. His world, his word, his art and his mind are expressed in the body of stones. Years ago he heard the Buddhist phrase "Only don't know!" These words, which in Buddhism might be called a turning phrase, point to the awakening of the non-conceptual mind. This state of mind seems to have opened within Don a state of truth and spontaneity- without formal teachings in Buddhism or any other spiritual discipline. He does not want the conceptual mind interfering with the creative process, or with the mysterious ground of direct understanding that informs his sculpture. Each moment, each work can thus be approached with an open and clear mind. Don does not want his work and his experience to be characterized by language, yet in direct conversation with that which is immediately before him. He enters into a dialogue with stone. Don quietly speaks of times of struggle, and grants that these times have given him determination and strength, turning him towards his own interior consciousness. His ease with solitude and his sense of self-sufficiency have fostered in him an atmosphere of stillness and peace. He speaks of what he has learned from elders, People of the Earth who teach their ways through how they live. He has learned both silence from them, and a kind of listening that calls forth truth. He says of stone that in working it, he faces a ...

Original Artworks (18)

Don Smalley; Untitled, 2005, Original Sculpture Stone, 9 x 5 feet. Artwork description: 241  Unique NM Sand Stone and Steel         ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2005
9 x 5 feet (2.74 x 1.52 m)
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Don Smalley; Angel, 2015, Original Sculpture Stone, 28 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  Unique NM Limestone Abstract Transformational Figurative ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2015
28 x 36 inches (71.1 x 91.4 cm)
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Don Smalley; The Kiss, 2001, Original Sculpture Stone, 18 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  UNIQUE work of White Marble- abstract depicting 2 faces leaning in and meeting in a kiss ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2001
18 x 18 inches (45.7 x 45.7 cm)
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Don Smalley; ABSTRACT THOUGHT, 2004, Original Sculpture Bronze, 144 x 102 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract figurative Monumental Bronze Sculpture. In the edition, 1/ 7 has SOLD as Artist Proof. 2/ 7 is available for order, see price below....
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2004
144 x 102 inches (365.8 x 259.1 cm)
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Don Smalley; Girl With Pointed Toes, 2004, Original Sculpture Bronze, 12 x 7 feet. Artwork description: 241 Abstract figurative Monumental Bronze Sculpture of a Reclining Female figure. This Unique piece is SOLD- but ordering additional sizes is available....
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 2004
12 x 7 feet (3.66 x 2.13 m)
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Don Smalley; Woman , 1991, Original Sculpture Bronze, 24 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Indoor- Outdoor Classic, contemporary, Strong, maternal, limited Edition of 7. 2- 7 available...
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 1991
24 x 24 inches (61.0 x 61.0 cm)
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Don Smalley; Venus Adrift, 1994, Original Sculpture Bronze, 14 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241  Indoor- Outdoor Classic, contemporary, Mythical Floating Venus Figure on Her Boat. limited Edition of 7. #' s3- 7 available ...
Don Smalley
Original Bronze Sculpture, 1994
14 x 15 inches (35.6 x 38.1 cm)
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Don Smalley; Abstract Torso, 2006, Original Sculpture Stone, 24 x 75 inches. Artwork description: 241 Indoor- Outdoor Classic, contemporary, Spiritual Passage, Heart Chakra, Organic, Masculine , Limestone sculpture on Blackened Custom Steel Base...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2006
24 x 75 inches (61.0 x 190.5 cm)
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Don Smalley; Venus Ascending, 2000, Original Sculpture Stone, 58 x 76 inches. Artwork description: 241  Classic, contemporary, Female Mythological Figure, representingTransition and Passage, as if in Flight, Limestone sculpture. Elegant, feminine- with Steel Base Measurements include Base....
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2000
58 x 76 inches (147.3 x 193.0 cm)
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Don Smalley; Male Torso, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone, 28 x 34 inches. Artwork description: 241 Classic, contemporary, Masculine, Erotic, Sexy, Muscular, Greek Classic, Belgian Black Marble sculpture....
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
28 x 34 inches (71.1 x 86.4 cm)
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Don Smalley; Dans La Nuit   The Lovers, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone, 25 x 7 inches. Artwork description: 241 Classic, contemporary, Romantic, Homoerotic, Tender Loving Men, Valentine, Belgian Black Marble sculpture. ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
25 x 7 inches (63.5 x 17.8 cm)
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Don Smalley; My Love, 1999, Original Sculpture Stone, 13 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  Classic, contemporary, Romantic, Light hearted, Valentine, Belgian Black Marble sculpture....
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 1999
13 x 10 inches (33.0 x 25.4 cm)
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Don Smalley; Reclining Figure, 2000, Original Sculpture Stone, 16 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Classic, contemporary, Elegant, Landscape, Belgian Black Marble sculpture. ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2000
16 x 9 inches (40.6 x 22.9 cm)
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Don Smalley; Woman on Her Side, 1996, Original Sculpture Stone, 26 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 Classic, contemporary, provocative, Belgian Black Marble sculpture. ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 1996
26 x 17 inches (66.0 x 43.2 cm)
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Don Smalley; Diva II, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone, 20 x 10.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  Classic, contemporary, provocative, erotic, Belgian Black Marble sculpture....
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
20 x 10.5 inches (50.8 x 26.7 cm)
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Don Smalley; Beautiful Reflection, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone, 11 x 16.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  Classic, contemporary Belgian Black Marble sculptures. ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
11 x 16.5 inches (27.9 x 41.9 cm)
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Don Smalley; Untitled, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone, 6 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 Classic, contemporary Belgian Black Marble sculptures....
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
6 x 22 inches (15.2 x 55.9 cm)
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Don Smalley; Love at First Sight, 2012, Original Sculpture Stone, 15.5 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Classic, contemporary Belgian Black Marble sculpture. ...
Don Smalley
Original Stone Sculpture, 2012
15.5 x 20 inches (39.4 x 50.8 cm)
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