Mark P. Williamson Stone Sculptor

Sculptor Mark P. Williamson to Work with Internationally-Renowned
                          Granite Sculptor, Jesús Moroles

Dallas, Texas – December 29, 2004 – National award-winning sculptor Mark P. Williamson announced today that he has accepted an
apprenticeship with granite sculptor
Jesús Moroles, to begin January 3, 2005 at Moroles’ studio in Rockport, Texas.

During the six-month apprenticeship, Williamson will support Moroles in all aspects of project creation and completion including logistics, cutting,
grinding, polishing, assembly, crating, operation of equipment, sales and marketing, gallery/museum coordination, and client relations. Additionally,
Williamson will play an integral role in the development of a training video to maximize worker safety and production efficiency for workers at the
studio.  It is Moroles’ intention to provide all necessary access so as to allow Williamson to learn the process from the bottom up, from the inception
of a design idea to the delivery of the completed work.

Moroles is one of the world’s foremost granite sculptors, considered one of the rarefied international sculptors referred to as ‘important’, meaning
his work advances the frontier of contemporary art by providing new and original interpretations.  His installations, abstract forms, fountains and
other granite creations are exhibited in museums and permanent collections around the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the
Dallas Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian, the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, and the Los Angeles
County Museum of Art.  Moroles’ largest public work is the Houston Police Officers Memorial.

Williamson commented, “As Jesús Moroles is one of the most respected and recognized sculptors in the world, this apprenticeship represents a
tremendous opportunity for me to grow as a sculptor. Although I have been sculpting marble for years, recently installing my first public work in
Highland Park, Texas, working with Jesús will not only allow me to vastly expand my understanding of granite sculpting, but will also provide a
window into the unique world of large-scale sculpture creation.”

About Mark P. Williamson
The sculptural works of Mark P. Williamson have been accepted into more than 15 national juried art competitions since 2002, receiving top awards
near Denver and Sacramento in 2003, and in San Angelo, Texas in 2004 at the 15th National Ceramics Competition.  Williamson perfected his marble
sculpting techniques while in residence in Pietrasanta, Italy in 1991, later studying under the internationally renowned Spanish abstract sculptor,
Xavier Corbero, in 2001.

In 2003, experimentations in figurative marble carving and contemporary porcelain busts gave way to more progressive explorations in alternative
media and abstract designs, part of Williamson's deliberate quest to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of contemporary art.

Williamson's sculptures now sit in the collections of prominent socialites, business executives, Highland Park Township, and at the University of
Texas at Austin.

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