- created 2020
- red travertine & marble
- 22”H x 12”W x 4”D (56cmH x 30cmW x 10cmD)
Normally, I know what the sculpture composition will look like in my head before I begin work. There may be a slight variation as I work, due to surprises of stone pattern, structural weaknesses, etc., but I generally know what my destination is.
Not so with this sculpture. The raw piece of travertine was fairly thin, so I did not have a lot of depth to work with. I wanted to create an abstract composition with serpentine lines and I started with the bottom section, developing an idea as I worked. Once the spiral shape was defined, I wanted to create opposing curves in the upper section. And so it unfolded slowly. I decided to mount the sculpture on an angle on the elliptical marble base to add a bit of visual tension.
Once done, the image of a seahorse kept naggling my brain, so that’s where the title comes from.