Large Kneeling Nude Sculpture

Walter Meierhofer


Sculpture, Stone on Marble

Size: 29.5 W x 40.2 H x 31.5 D in

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I have always admired the wonderful qualities of women, both their perfect outward form and spiritual qualities. Here I have been trying to create a sculpture that is both strong and sensitive, dense and agitated. The partial fragmentation leaves room for personal interpretation. Visitors to my open-air quarry workshop in Fürstenbrunn (at the foot of the Untersberg mountain near Salzburg) are always welcome to touch and explore the lovely smooth surface of the marble - an extraordinary sensory experience. This sculpture weighs 600 kg. I will provide a custom-made pedestal on request.

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Sculpture:Stone on Marble

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:29.5 W x 40.2 H x 31.5 D in

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Born in Salzburg/Austria in 1939 into a famliy of artists I trained as a sculptor and worked as a restorer for several years before starting to experiment and create my own sculptures using wood, stone and bronze. Very early in my career I fell in love with the human form while also increasingly using my art to voice my concern about the immense human impact on our planet. My favourite materials are the famous marbles found around Salzburg (Adnet and Untersberg marbles). Decades ago I discovered local quarries as spectacular backdrops to my outdoor workshops. As a principle, when working with stone, I never use the aid of power tools. All my sculptures, including monumental ones, are exclusively carved by hand, using hammer and chisels only. In preparation for my sculptures I do intensive research, creating series of drawings and model sculptures using both clay and artist quality plasticine.

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