Jon Isherwood took to working in stone in the early 1990s, having become dissatisfied with concrete and metal and the processes of casting. The use of stone brought new possibilities for Isherwood as he began to explore its interior qualities as well as the range of potential for outer forms. In getting to know his chosen medium, Isherwood made sculptures that had several rough sections, as the stone came directly from the quarry. He experimented with different finishes: smoothing, polishing, chiselling, colouring and introducing water to some pieces. The possibilities inherent in stone are, for him, many and varied. Isherwood’s sculptures are reminiscent of totemic and monumental stone architecture from ancient civilisations. Their lasting rigid stoicism is surprisingly refreshing in our time of ephemeral, fleeting immaterial momentariness, escalated by our ever-expanding digital age.