Matt Horner is a stone sculptor based in Keene, NY, a small town nestled in the high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York State.
Horner’s rocks are all local, excavated from nearby rivers and mountains. His process starts with marking the stone and blocking out the form, sawing cuts into the stone, hand chiseling off the unwanted material and finally grinding and polishing to achieve the desired finish. The forms that emerge – with their organic flowing curves and earthy palette – are a reflection of the inspiration Horner draws from his abundantly mountainous home. His exceptional craftsmanship and mastery of form, balance, scale and detail result in a unique collection of sculptures and stone art objects.
Horner is also a licensed rock/ice and fly fishing guide, and when he is not carving stone, he can often be found climbing on it and wading rivers, casting to wary trout. The patience, commitment and aesthetic sense of line that is such a part of these disciplines also help inform his stonework.