"I like stone's naturalness and purity of color."
A married man, Gonzáles has a son and three daughters. The oldest girl shows the most interest in her father's art and even assists him.
Gonzáles works with serpentine, rose manganese, calcite, celestite, red jasper, mottramite, chrysocolla, rhodochrosite and quartz. He travels to mines in the central sierra to acquire minerals and materials of all kinds. "I work in stone because of the beautiful things that can be made with each kind," he says. "I like stone's naturalness and purity of color."
All products from Cesar Gonzales
Garnet sphere, 'Inner Fire'
Garnet pyramid, 'Creativity'
Sodalite egg, 'Inner Peace'
Garnet sphere, 'Passion'
Aragonite sphere, 'Mars'
Garnet obelisk, 'Inner Fire'
Onyx pyramid, 'Protection'
Onyx sphere, 'Revelations'