Archive

Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hands always have to touch the stone. Its color and crystals contain a mystery and harmony I try to hold on to. The memory of an image materializes itself. Everything I knew has flown away; all but this image that looms up as a diaphanous truth. Hands touch the stone to see and like a piano tuner tunes its chords the stone resounds the form.

I  make my art in my studio in Pietrasanta, in the marble and sculpture center of Italy.

Visit my website at www.KarinvanOmmeren.com

Advertisements

The quarries of Carrara marble in Italy are a landscape where the presence of man dominates and through the ages this has changed nature in such a way that a new surreal landscape has been created. A scenery of planes and lines, of caves and caverns, where people have looked for the stone for centuries. Marble is a precious material that tells us about our own origin, about eternity and about ourselves.

This “destroyed” landscape was the source of a series of sculptures in granite I made, called “The Carrara Series.”

“Aruns who on the mountains of Luni (where grubs the Carrarese who dwells beneath),amid white marbles, had a cave for his abode, whence for looking at the stars and the sea his view was not cut off”
Dante     Inferno Canto XX

I share below some pictures of the sculptures I made for this series.
The Carrara marble quarries are in the Apuan Alps near Pietrasanta.

Visit my website at KarinvanOmmeren.com