Defining an admirable way of enjoying architecture on a personal level, Italy-based art historian and architectural stone carver Matthew Simmonds
created a collection of stunning miniatures depicting architectural details. Working with stone or marble in some cases, the artist imagined a world of tranquility and stillness encapsulated in stone. His experience in restoration projects, his talent and ongoing work led to these intricate small scale sculptures. Large blocks of stone and marble were carefully chiseled to shape arches, columns, vaults or stairs.