Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Novara II - Petit (Novara II – Small)

Artwork

Identifier:
2013.68.15
Artist:
Richard Erdman
Medium:
Black granite
Date:
1989
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13.0 in Width: 28.0 in Depth: 15.0 in
Historical Context:
Working with stone as diverse as Pakistan onyx, Persian Travertine, and Brazilian blue granite has given sculptor Richard Erdman a keen sense of his preferred medium as elemental and universal. He notes that “stone permeates life like no other material…There’s a sense of time that permeates through the stone and you just feel like you’re part of a continuum…The fact that we know stone is forever allows us to relax and not be afraid of our mortality.” Erdman divides his time between his native rural Vermont and Carrara, Italy, where he combs the quarries for stone. Motivated by a love of the natural world, Erdman shapes his materials into abstract, organic sculptures such as Novara II – Petit.
Credit:
A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
granite
sculpture
Library of Congress Subjects
Art, American--20th century
Sculpture
America--History--20th century
Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor; President's Suite; Board Room