Quite surprisingly Karel only started sculpting in September 2003 at the age of 52 years after a short introduction on working in Stone. Although he grew up in the smell of oil painting he was never before touched by art. Stone, in whatever form is for him the most beautiful material to work in. The limited possibilities of the fragile material leads him to his own artistic boundaries When things go wrong in stone, it is the end of the road. In sculpting he is a self-taught person. His way of sculpting can be seen as an exploration of the inside of the stone. While exploring the inside, he tries to leave the outside of the stone as untouched as possible. Once the sculpture inside the stone is finished the original stone can be re-found by filling up the stone with wet sand. An almost impossible task, but the sculptures that sort from this process are surprisingly beautiful.