This sculpture has a subtly erotic note. While I finished the sculpture in 2009, it was gestated in Italy while I was working on the “Ansia” commission in 2006.
The large marble block for “Ansia” had a fault across the front where I planned to place the figure’s right hand, so I pitched off a thick wedge-shape chunk and moved her upper body back into the block. The removed chunk became this sculpture!
The composition of the marble sculpture appears to float above the granite base and has a arc resembling a drawn bow. It swells in the middle and tapers gently to the top and bottom. The narrowing top portion resembles a male genital, while the middle portion resembles a female vulva.
The marble sculpture is free of the steel pin and can be turned to any orientation, allowing one to change the view of the piece easily. Top or side lighting of the artwork allows for dramatic shadows to be cast over the smooth, matte surfaces.