This abstract female torso form is the result of my exploring how to reduce the details of the human figure to a simple form that is pleasing to the eye and to the touch. The hourglass shape of the female torso is evident here, but I’ve softened the shoulders and hips to broad curving surfaces. There is a sense of a contrapposto pose, with the hips and shoulders tipped in opposite directions and I’ve arched the figure’s back to form negative space between the shoulders and buttocks. I have accented the thrust of the figure’s right hip which adds a little representational aspect to the composition.
I’ve carved it from black granite from India and polished all the surfaces to a high gloss, reflective finish. I’ve mounted it on a matte finished circular Carrara marble base and it is secured by a hidden stainless steel pin. The torso can be turned on the pin or removed for ease of transport.