Stone pieces form intricate, natural art

A COWBOY convoy heads up a mountain in "Gray Stone Climb."

By Ken Esten Cooke— Interior designers often talk of “bringing the outdoors inside when choosing colors and textures. Artist Carlos Moseley of Fredericksburg does that quite literally.

Mosley, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, who has lived in Fredericksburg for a decade, uses natural found objects to create unique interpretations of life in the Hill Country and more.

Large pieces of slate rock serve as his canvas, creating a unique backdrop for his subjects, scaled small to emphasize the detail and textures.

“In the slate, I look for shapes that are interesting, and that’s how I start a piece,” Moseley said. “For the subjects, I use flint and chips that are found.”

Moseley has a ready-made art supply in his backyard — he and wife Carol live a few miles outside of town on the banks of the Pedernales River.

"I don’t dig for pieces, but I do look after a rain, when lots of good pieces of flint chips are exposed,” he said.

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