The onyx is even more crazy than I had thought. The patterning and change of colour are completely overwhelming. I am wondering if this will kill the sculpture in its ability to overpower. I have not expressed this very well but I have always been reluctant to use stones with such intense characters for the fear that the form will be somehow lost. I am employing the maxim, ‘ Print and be damned’. I reckon that you don’t really know for sure until you have actually tried. I ran over the surface with 120 grade paper and then threw a bucket of water over the sculpture to have a look at how it could look if polished really high.