The signature materials of Priour Studio are limestone and glass. The soft limestone is native to Central Texas and known as Cordova limestone with two distinct varieties; a beautiful cream color with smooth variating grains and another with a similar tone and embedded with deep shells and fossils.
The conversation between the soft ancient fossiliferous limestone and hard smooth industrial glass is intended as a metaphor for the properties of water, in all its forms and incarnations. Light and the refractive nature of the glass reflect the visual aesthetic of water, and the sedimentary limestone, itself a result of the actions of eons of water, is a reminder of water’s power. Together, the two represent the elemental scope of the most important building block of our universe – water.
After Damian’s death in 2011, the work and the aesthetic of the sculpture passed with the capable hands of his son, JJ. JJ continues the work and maintains the remaining original pieces Damian left behind. The creativity of the studio continues to expand and inspire.