Just as human history is transcribed on paper, the history of the earth is transcribed in stone. Xavier Jansana seeks to tell the stories in the stone. While many sculptors today rely on computer simulations for concepts and design, Xavier approaches his work with utmost simplicity. He allows the material to speak to him, draws a conceptual sketch and then lets the stone mold itself into extraordinary shapes. The selection process is the most important, while the kinds of stones he uses vary (e.g. marble, sandstone, granite, basalt, alabaster, limestone etc.), he choses stones he has an immediate connection to. The stones that have a story to tell, wether a large boulder sitting in a quarry or a smaller more discrete stone on the bank of a river, the process is the same, it is almost a spiritual or raw relationship that he creates. His hands feel the stone and begins to mold it; he never has to fight with the stone, the stone is able to tell him what it wants to be.