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Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discov er it.
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

– Michelangelo

He's not really shaping those features with his chisel.
He's using the force of his mallet and chisel to reveal eyebrows, or a nose, that already lie buried in the wood.
It's just like excavating a rock from the soil. That's why he never errs.

—Unkei, Ten Nights of Dreams, Natsume Soseki

This quote about a craftsman captures the essence of the business we strive to be—one that identifies and maximizes the inherent qualities of a property or business and can excavates its essence and scrapes away the excess to reveal its intrinsic value.
Seven Seas strives to be an investment firm that gives back to society by unlocking the inherent value of properties and business that are suffering from challenges or have not fully realized their potential.