Zack is a local sandstone carver in Nova Scotia, Canada, whom we met on the Halifax boardwalk while on vacation in 2007. He carves various motifs such as boats, fisherman and other nautical themes and has been doing it for many years.

I was captivated by his lack of pretension, lovely beard and gentle manner. His use of simple carving tools and his entire art studio being contained in his backpack left me wishing for such a satisfying and unencumbered lifestyle.

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artist, boardwalk, sandstone, carving, nova, scotia, halifax, sculptor, carver, jann, ashworth


  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago

    What a wonderful capture of a great slice of life. I have so much respect for people who can work with a 3 dimensional art form.

  • Thank you so much, and my apologies for being tardy. I was in the midst of moving and just now trying to get caught up.

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Natinga
    Natingaover 5 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thanks very much Lindsay, sorry for being late. Much appreciated!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    I sooooooooooo love this….wonderful capture!

  • Thanks again Karen, you’re very kind. I spent at least an hour just talking to this man, he was so kind and gentle in his manner and his outlook on life. Thanks also for the favourite!

    – Jann Ashworth

  • Craig Blanchard
    Craig Blanchardover 4 years ago

    Very nice, Jann. May I suggest this fellow’s character would really pop in black and white?

  • Jann Ashworth
    Jann Ashworthover 4 years ago

    Good morning Craig, and thank you. Thanks also for the suggestion, I hadn’t thought of that, but I’ll give it a try. Give me a chance to learn another procedure,too :)

  • lenspiro
    lenspiroover 1 year ago

    Great subject and photo!

  • Many thanks for your kind comments!

    – Jann Ashworth

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