Multistone is a medium consisting of a built-up mass of individual pieces of stone which are sculpted as a single block. A sculpture done in this medium can incorporate hundreds or even thousands of individual pieces of stone. The overall effect is one that combines aspects of careful composition with a strong element of happy accident. This elicits a sense of fascination as one's attention is drawn from the first impression of the subject itself, to the medium, then through the compositional elements built into the medium, back to the subject again, etc.