A Little About Dan Tapper
Tapper has chosen the stones for these sculptures to display a variety of colors.
He often pushes the physical limits of the stone, carving as thinly as possible
without destroying the integrity of the medium or the design and intent of the pieces.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Dan Tapper spent most of his adult life in Ithaca, NY.
He retired as Professor of Physiology from the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell
University in 1996.
My work in stone is an exploration of the soft organic forms of nature—the merging surfaces, the various
textures and colors. Although the pieces are nonrepresentational, they are informed by my experience as a veterinarian and
biologist. I have selected those stones—marble, calcite, alabaster, limestone—that best express my conception of
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