By BEATA MOSTAFAVI
""I love the fact that it is so much like life," he says. "Every decision you make is irrevocable. You run into things you didn't expect, and there's no putting pieces back, so you have to learn to work with what you've done.""
"From his first local sculpture in 1983, Rhea's work has evolved with the shifts in his own life, which he says has gained a deeper spiritual meaning through the years. He doesn't rely on sketches or models - just the Bible."
""I had always dreamed of being a sculptor, but I didn't know why until I realized that I had a purpose much greater than myself. I had to find a way to glorify God. I'm inspired by Scriptures. That's my driving force.""
"His spiritual sense is mirrored in his work"
"He attributes his success to the small town's loyal fans and to God."
"...and I give credit to the community for being interested in it, " he says. "But I give the most credit to the good Lord. I never would have imagined any of this happening. I think it's incredible, but I'm also humbled by it.""
"While biblical scriptures drive his inspiration, he sometimes plays background music to boost his creative energy - ranging from rock to Bach's classical tunes. "Whatever fits," he says."
For the details to aquire this exquisite Marble Sculpture
called Exordium, Beginning of a Sermon (Revelation 8:6)
see contact options below.
It is also possible to commission for custom works of art
Contact Rhea's Studio for details and scheduling via
or by phone at (970)520-1199
P.O. Box 74
Merino, Colorado 80741