Roy Faulkner

The Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Association hired Roy Faulkner as their chief carver under Walter Kirtland Hancock. He took over the position after impressing superiors in his position as foreman of the working crew. The ability and prescision that he demonstrated with the thermo-jet torch made up for his lack of formal art training. The thermo-jet torch allowed carvers to be very accurate with their detail work while enabling them to still remove massive volumes of stone. Each torch was able to remove several tons of stone each day. Under Faulkner's direction, and with the help of the thermo-jet torch, the confederate memorial that had been in the works since the 1910's finally came to completion.

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