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Vase
  • Carrara Marble
  • (White) W. 14 cm | H. 20 cm | D. 12 cm - (Black) W. 13 cm | H. 17 cm | D. 19 cm
  • Limited Edition of 12
  • 2019

The idea for the Fossils vase collection came to me from fossils I found in a desert. I was fascinated by their amorphous shape and by their size, smaller than 1,5 cm. I remained a whole day watching them, sitting alone in the desert, observing them until sunset, when the inspiration came to me.

Back home, I started sculpting the marble and it dawned on me to create a crude texture like the Unfinished by Michelangelo, mirroring the eroding action of the desert sand.

Each piece is a functional artwork which captures the duality that is part of my research: the fossils represent the cycle of life and death, while the marble is an unchanging natural stone which can only be altered by human hands. Similarly, there is a dualism in the contrast of the rough and smooth sections, which unveil the potential of a single material.

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