'Garden State'

Isaac Witkin

1997 - stone: Zimbabwe black granite

Font Size: AAA

'Garden State', a later example of Witkin’s stone sculptures—cut from massive blocks of black granite imported from Zimbabwe—was commissioned by Grounds For Sculpture in 1997. The sculpture is an impressive 19 feet tall and weighs approximately 75 tons. 

The design of this work is based on one of the artist's smaller-scale works in bronze.  During the creation of this piece, Witkin built a full-scale model using styrofoam blocks to address the issues of scale, balance, and engineering before cutting into stone.   

About the Work
About the Work
Material:
stone: Zimbabwe black granite
Dimensions:
overall: 188 in x 133 in x 115 in
Technique/Process:
flame carved, hand grinded, hand polished
Edition:
Unique
Courtesy:
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.
Garden State by Isaac Witkin

© Estate of Isaac Witkin

  • Garden State by Isaac Witkin
  • Garden State by Isaac Witkin
  • Garden State by Isaac Witkin