Salt of the Earth
by Martin Cooney


As with Salty's twin, Girl in the Moon (they were split from the same block of marble) my mandate was to imbue a subtle life force, or energy, into a solid three-dimensional piece of marble… a material not naturally associated with the softer elements of the artistic palette. I have pioneered a technique of breathing life into not only the sculpture’s eyes but certain key features within each carving, causing them to interact with the available light in a way I personally have never seen portrayed in any of the marble sculpture I have witnessed. This ambient effect is created by carving the marble so thinly in parts that light emanating from behind the sculpture serves to back-light certain aspects of the features, injecting into them a sense of mood and subtlety that has the effect of seeming to breathe a sort of life into them.

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Sculpture Details:

Price: $4,000.00
Width: 4 InchesHeight: 24 Inches
Length: 10 Inches
Type: Stylized Sculpture Ed No. 141202  Year: 2014
State: Public Art, Private
Materials: Marble
Subjects: Taille Directe (direct carving), Table-size Statues , Mask, Man, Head, Face
Colors: White
Sculptor Register #: A423
Sculpture Certification #: B9001416

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