A few years back, Monumental Art Works' sculptor, Viktor, created a series of large busts carved from granite focused on ocean pioneers and explorers. The name of the series is named Vuam. The first sculpture to be featured in our Vuam series is Phil Nuytten. As you see in the top picture in the collage, the initial shape of Phil Nuytten can be seen in the giant granite block. Following the pictures down counter clockwise, a more defined image of the subject. And finally, the other two pictures showcase the Phil Nuytten bust in it's full glory. Viktor lives and works…
The Angelcrest Cemetery Angel
A throwback from one of Viktor's masterful works - The Angelcrest Cemetery Angel of Valparaiso, Indiana. The giant 10 foot tall block of granite on the left, over some hard worked time, was turned into the incredible work of art that is now the Angelcrest cemetery centerpiece. The likeness of Viktor's statue can also be seen in the cemetery's logo.
Hand Crafted with Care
All of Monumental Art Works' projects are Hand Crafted with Care. From Incredible 10 foot tall statues to smaller pieces like this, all of our work has the touch of real human hands, right here in the Chicago area. Expert care is taken on every single project, to make sure that the highest quality work shows through.
Granite – Tools of the Trade – Carving
In modern society, content continuously flows and things disappear as fast as they appear. In stone, it lasts forever... and we would like to show the world how it's done. This second collage shows Viktor's personal tools. These are the tools that are used, right here in the Chicago area, to carve all of the beautiful granite creations you see here on this site.
Granite – Tools of the Trade – Sandblasting
Today we are giving a quick sneak peek into the craft of granite work. Creating art out of a granite block is an involving process that takes, tools, time and a great amount of expertise. Monumental Art Works will be presenting many videos, pictures and articles about this beautiful process as an ongoing effort to educate, inform and serve the general interested public through digital means. This first collage of pictures shows the sandblasting tools of the trade.
Welcome to Monumental Art Works
Hello and Welcome to our completely redesigned site. We hope that you find this site more visually friendly, easier to navigate and of course informative! We have put a lot of effort into redesigning the web site for you viewing and educational pleasure. Our motto has always been, “Provide high quality products in an efficient and professional manner”, and our web content is no different. You will notice that our Home page has been changed to help everyone find products and services that they are looking for when it comes to all their headstone, monument, design and any other cemetery…