Marble Heads

Marble Head - Opus 5 nr.1

2015

Carrara Marble

44 x 39 x 23 cm

Marble Head - Opus 5 nr.2

2015

Carrara Marble

53 x 38 x 33 cm

This head has been treated with acid to achieve its specific texture. 


The choice for this finishing method is motivated by the parallels between the violence inflicted by nature on outdoor sculpture and by people onto one another.

The surface of acid-damaged stone strikingly resembles human skin that has suffered acid burns.



Marble Head - Opus 5 nr.4

2015

Aurora Marble

30 x 25 x 20 cm

Marble Head - Opus 5 nr.5

2015

Carrara Marble

39 x 31 x 26 cm

Marble Head - Opus 5 nr.6

2015

Carrara Marble

39 x 31 x 26 cm

Marble Head - Opus 5 nr.7

2015

Carrara Marble

39 x 31 x 26 cm

In reaction to ISIS' destruction of museum artifacts, this sculpture has been "carved" by firing 64 bullets of various calibers at the raw marble block.


The classical sculpting tools of hammer and chisels were replaced by firearms and bullets.


The adoption of ISIS' destructive methods to a creative proces confers artistic value to iconoclastic practices and is a response and an attempto to counteract and negate their annihilating purposes.



The shooting process has been recorded and can be seen here.

Marble Head - Opus 5 nr.8

2015

Carrara Marble

55 x 34 x 32 cm

Child's Head - Opus 5 nr.9

2015

Carrara Marble

20 x 12 x 12 cm

Child's Head - Opus 5 nr.10

2015

Carrara Marble

32 x 25 x 22 cm

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