The Shield, 2020

White Italian Marble, 150cm x 12cm x 183cm

 

 

“The Shield” is carved of a particularly strong white Italian marble from the Canaloni quarry above Carrara. Its grain is so tight, that it rings like a bell. It is mounted on a tapered pin that allows it to be free standing with a stainless plate fastened beneath the surface. It swivels easy when moved by the touch of a human hand. The Shield is a continuation of a series of sculptures that are part of my essential body of work. It refers back to a seashell, the sand dollar, found on the shore. It’s detailing reflects on a core and two halves, thus creating a presence that is fragile, yet embracing us as a thing.

Blue Moon, 2010 was exhibited at Sculpture Today: New Forces, New Forms; 2011/2012 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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Vanessa with her "Bestia Romana", 2009
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