The sculpture – ascetic in means of expression and abstract in its form – is composed of two elements: an oval, egg-shaped lump of granite and a flat, steel element in the shape of a sector. Its bow is placed in an upward position and fixed to the upper surface of the stone – adjacent to its highest point. The materials used, shape and construction of the object evoke several associations on the level of form, aesthetics and meaning.
The plastic expression of the piece is based on contrasts: of materials (stone – steel), size (big – small), shapes (spatial – flat), masses (light – heavy), colours (light, pink-grey stone – black, oxidised steel), textures (smooth surface of the blade – shallow flutes of natural cracks and homogeneous, point-like traces of a tool marking the whole surface of the stone). The geometrically defined shape of the steel element, sharp and aggressive, is the opposite of the rounded lump of the stone: soft, placid, passive and organic, taken from the world of nature. Its accidental irregularity became smooth and even in the process of sculpting into a shape, suggesting the geometric perfection of an ellipsoid or an egg. [M. Ipczynska]


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