'Two Figure Composition'
1999 - stone: white Danby marble
The distinct shapes and self-enclosed forms in 'Two Figure Composition' emphasize plastic clarity and balance as they soar upward and open outward from the tapered lower section. The essence of this dynamic composition of abstracted figures lies in the impression of movement, yet the volumetric shapes are merged and bound together, becoming interdependent, integral components of the finished work. The smoothly polished surface of the luminescent stone adds to the sculpture’s formal presentation. This complex piece was first conceived as a plaster model, then realized in Royal Danby marble, which was cut using the state-of-the-art machinery at the former Johnson Atelier Stone Division in Mercerville, New Jersey.