'Moon Song'

Harriet FeBland

1976 - stone: Belgian marble, Italian marble

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Geometry is the central focus in the work of Harriet FeBland. However her approach is not strictly analytical--rather she explores the mystery and beauty of geometric forms and shapes. FeBland was drawn to this subject matter due to a belief that it is a “universal imagery.” She states, “Geometry is a force, it has its own power and because of this it became my language of choice to best express the meaning of my work—its symbolism and content.” Due to the humanization of the mathematics of shapes, Paul Mocsanyi, former director of the New School Art Center at the New School for Social Research in New York City has dubbed her “the poet of geometry.” In her sculpture 'Moon Song', two refined marble components present the calm, mystical presence of a monolith, especially when compared with her other, more visually active and colorful works. The elongated pyramid-like form of the gray Italian marble base serves to elevate the top element to eye-level, bringing the sculpture to an intimate human scale. The high-polish, black Belgian marble top draws the viewer’s gaze along a one-point perspective inward to a set of square planes, each made through the use of negative space, and beyond into the void.

About the Work
About the Work
stone: Belgian marble, Italian marble
overall: 70 in x 22 in x 8 in
hand carved with power tools
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., Original Gift from Nigel FeBland