Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stone Pillows

 Robert Milhollin came by yesterday to install the two limestone pillows he sculpted for a dry stone bench on the property. Robert is a full time sculptor in the Mendocino area and a good friend of John Fishers another excellent sculptor who I wrote about last year in an earlier post. Hands of Stone


To put the finishing touch on the pillows and give them a darker hue and water resistant luster, Robert painted the pillows with a 50:50 solution of boiled linseed oil and paint thinner.

Then I helped carry one of the soft, light-looking pillows down the path to the bench. 

In their new setting they seem almost comfortable enough to recline against. The clever thing about pillows (and walls) is they will last much longer when they are made out of stone.

You might like to check out Roberts website.


  1. Wow! That's almost hard to wrap your head around!!

  2. What a lovely addition to the stone bench!
    Maybe you can tuck one in your suitcase for the garden here?
    A pillow won't add much weight to your you could use it on the plane and take nap!