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.