Vietnamese Marble

Huan is a master marble carver in Vietnam. Because of his skill, he only carvers the faces of statues, which is the most important aspect of a sculpture.
Two Vietnamese artists carving a 9 foot tall standing Buddha statue. Sometimes up to 4 artists carve a statue at the same time.
An artists carving the backside of a grey marble Kwan Yin statue.
The first stage of carving a Buddha statue is the rough cut. This gives the sculpture the correct proportion. Here are two Buddha statues after the completion of the rough cut stage waiting for the details to be carved.
Standing on top of huge blocks of white marble. You can see the basic outline of the Buddha next to me.