The Stone Rules
The Stone Rules was shot to capture the First Annual J.C. Stone Sculpture Symposium featuring Maine artist Don Meserve.
The film highlights the artists as they explain their creative process and the relationship of “the ideas they bring to the stone, and what the stone suggests.” The artists venture further into a discussion of the creative process, transcending into a philosophical approach to the dual relationship of artist and medium.
Narrated by Don Meserve, this film is tribute not only to artists, but to Don who passed away last year after a long struggle with Lung Cancer. His personality, knowledge, lively wit, and creativity left its mark on all who he encountered, especially those in the craft.
Director: Dean Merrill
Year of Release: 2011
Running Time: 27
New England Connection: The Stone Rules tells the story of Maine artists at a Maine event, filmed by Dean Merrill's Portland-based production company, Apogee Creative Studio, in collaboration with Ryan Baird's The 72 Studio.
Director(s) Bio:: Filmmaker Dean Merrill has been running his Portland-based production company Apogee Creative Studio (ACS) since 2002. ACS works closely with Ryan Baird at The 72 Studio to produce competitive, high quality video and film experiences. Together in 2010 they created The Stone Rules, a documentary on stone sculpture commissioned by J.C. Stone. Dean was also a co-founder and impetus for TEDxDirigo in 2010, which is going into its second annual event on 9/10/11.