Alex Horst began cutting stones at age 5 on his family ranch in Kirkland, AZ. Alongside his uncle, father, and grandfather who also owned a rock shop and cut stones, Alex’s aesthetic was formed within the raw desert and southwest cowboy culture ingrained in his family and his environment.
Alex preferred working on old equipment to riding the ill-mannered horses, and around the ranch something was always broken. This proclivity toward repair and renovation currently manifests in Alex creating his stamps from old tool steel, and refurbishing vintage anvils and equipment. Through these methods Alex provides a platform for the past to speak through his creations.