"Fragment of a love letter"
sculpture made from a green glauconite sandstone (Anröchter Dolomite, actually no dolomite, but that is what the dealers call them).
the original inspiration came from an eroded adobe wall in Madagascar. the rain had sculpted the thick packages of clay and the remaining forms reminded of female torsi (might be my specific point of view, though!
). I decided to introduce some "lines" to separate the horizontal ribbons of torsi.
The piece is quite large: 80 x 75 cm. The slab is about 10 cm thick. With the base made from a massive steel bar the complete sculpture reaches 125 cm height.
surface is only chiseled, but with a very fine pneumatic hammer.
as it came out, it reminds me of antique arqueologic artifacts from greek temples (even though they had prefered male nude models).
see details: [link]
please kindly respect the intellectual of Michael Priester, Oberursel, Germany