by Daniel Horning
HORNING STONE DESIGN
Artist Bio Daniel Horning is a French stone artist
He was born in 1980 in Mornans in the Drôme region, France, between the Provence and the Alps where Majestic valleys and Scenic mountain views provided the ideal place for mastering the art of natural stone.
Originated from sheer passion, French craftsmanship and science, Horning Stone Design is a beautiful representation of natural stone created with the intent of adding value and Pure love to Planet Earth. There has never been another design like it, nor can ever be
Remind and invite all inhabitants of Planet Earth to practice Pure Love daily through practicing the 5 essential moral values of wholeness, selflessness, integrity, respect, and balance. Our mission is to make choices with the intent of serving the higher good, all humans on Planet Earth.
Since early childhood he began mastering his craft with the support of his family who encouraged his curiosity and skill building that can be divided in five phases:
I- Digging endless holes in the ground was his first introduction to stones → at age 4.
II- Building dry stacked walls around the
strawberry garden he shared with his brothers → at age 7.
III- Working with his father Bernhard and his mentorJean, a stonemason who inspired him to continue his journey with natural stone → at age 10.
IV- Developing his masonry style by working on his own for many years without any external influences → at age16. One main goal was to avoid using square stones and utilizing polygonal shapes.
He was drawing at night to perfect
polygonal shapes → at age 30.
V- Working and sharing the passion for stones with
another mentor, Renaud.
He introduced him to the best stone on Earth, “la pierre
de Puygiron”, a white limestone → at age 27. This stone
helped him in perfecting his style and philosophy to what it is today, “beautiful shapes in geometrical order” where one has ideal control in the shaping process.
Beautiful shapes in geometrical order
Each point connects to another
in such a way
where every stone
gets its rightful place amongst a whole.
the stone’s respective lines
and are used
to solely highlight the design.
embrace each other
to add more contrast in their value.
The multidirectional inclines
of the stones are strategically placed
to create an unconscious feeling
of geometrical order.
Each stone’s personality
exudes when placed
in a chosen environment.
The pattern constantly morphs
depending on light, mood and perspective
for a lifetime and beyond