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Hambik Hambardzumyan

Hambik Hambardzumyan Stone sculptor
Contact
Armenian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+374 091862228
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Playing an old Armenian game

  • • Hambik learned cross-stone carving from his father
  • • He strives to preserve the culture of Armenian cross-stones
  • • He offers workshops in his open-air studio

Hambik’s studio is located in the centre of Old Yerevan, in an open-air space, so passers-by always stop to look at his marvellous stone creations, called khachkars, or cross-stones. His studio is known as a hidden gem of Old Yerevan and is always full of visitors. Hambik learned cross-stone carving from his father. As he says, he didn’t choose this craft, it happened naturally. He describes his job as a game with stones and firmly believes that the moment it stops being playful is the moment it becomes just a job. He loves and believes in the ancient sacred craft of cross-stone carving and is open to sharing his knowledge and skills with anyone who wants to learn about Armenian cross-stones.

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Works

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For France

This classic Armenian cross-stone has been hand sculpted from tufa stone and features motifs of plants and flowers. Hambik Hambardzumyan's sculptures are strongly influenced by traditional Armenian motifs. He perpetuates sculptural traditions handed down to him by his father, as well as Armenian heritage.

Height 170 cm
Width 65 cm
Length 20 cm

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For USA, Washington

This intricately sculpted stone sculpture is a reproduction of a 15th century Armenian cross-stone from Tatev monastery complex in Armenia. Hambik Hambardzumyan's sculptures are strongly influenced by traditional Armenian motifs. He perpetuates sculptural traditions handed down to him by his father, as well as Armenian heritage.

Height 150 cm
Width 58 cm
Length 17 cm

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Circle Ornaments

This circular stone with hand carved motifs was created during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was an important time to create new art pieces. Hambik Hambardzumyan's sculptures are strongly influenced by traditional Armenian motifs. He perpetuates sculptural traditions handed down to him by his father, as well as Armenian heritage.

Height 30.5 cm

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