Friday, April 29, 2011

Sculpture and Shadows

So, let's continue the ongoing saga of my wonderful trip to Rhode Island.
As I mentioned, on my day off from teaching art quilting and beading,
 I walked up to the RISD Museum of Art.
It was a fascinating day filled with so much beauty!
Today, I want to share with you some of the stone 
sculpture pieces in their collection.

The lovely color and luminous quality of marble always intrigues me.
Just think about this amazing feat, 
to make stone read as skin, hair, and flowing or textured fabric!

Subtractive type sculpture seems to me perfection in 3-Dimensional form. 
There isn't any room for... "oopppsss, I just chipped off too much"!
No whipping out the E 6000 glue to patch that mistake back on.

Truly amazing, don't you think?


  1. These are evocative and magical.

  2. I visited a museum recently and took a number of statue images myself. They are magical images you have here.

  3. They are amazing and mysterious and lovely. Wish I could've seen them in person!

  4. These are beautiful Anna!
    I especially like the last one.

    Thank you so much for sharing these today at The Creative Exchange!

    Have a wonderful day!


  5. Absolutely amazing! I love them!

  6. Lovely craftsmanship, well-photographed! I love the soft drape of the fabric and hair in the last one. I can't imagine creating something so delicate-looking out of stone.

  7. really beautiful work!!!! Such a lovely blog - so glad I found you!

  8. The sculptures are beautiful, but your capture of them is what makes this so really special

  9. I find it amazing too! I have come to love sculpture. There can be such life to it, when created by a master. Thanks for linking in to Exploring with a Camera!

  10. Lovely sculptures to capture. I especially love the shadow play in the photos.

    Visiting from Creative Exchange