Franck Duriez was born in France and grew up outside of Paris. He originally trained and worked as a social worker, keen to help others. But his life changed when he moved to India, in a voyage to discover his inner self. He became a skilled yogi and studied, and now practices, Buddhism. It was also in India that Duriez met his wife, and they now live in the United States where he sculpts. Franck begins with the careful selection of an individual stone, the size, shape and texture of which speaks to him inspiring the final piece.