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Adrift in Love

  • created 2020
  • carrara bardiglio marble
  • 48”H x 15”W x 8”D (122cmH x 38cmW x 20cmD)
  • $7,500.00

There is a story behind this one. Sometimes, an artist doesn’t always get it right the first time.


This female torso began as another finished sculpture, called “Adrift in Veiled Gesture” and was a female nude depicted under a gaussian veil and I laboriously worked a fine file finish over the whole piece to emulate a look and feel of linen. I was quite pleased with the result, but the sculpture stood in the gallery for years, barely getting noticed. Those who did stop to look at it mostly recoiled – “Is she supposed to be a ghost?!” Oh well…


So I decided put the piece back on the worktable. I removed all the drapery, her arms and head and reworked the piece as a stylized nude torso, this time with a smooth, matte finish. When one touches her now with closed eyes, the marble almost feels like real skin.


The stone is a variety of marble called bardiglio that is quarried in the mountains above Carrara, Italy. The soft, dove-grey colour of the stone is accented with lightning bolt striations of black (those aren’t cracks you see!).


This beautiful marble female nude sculpture would look perfect adoring the entrance to a spa or a retreat.