This work was conceptualized as a drawing while I was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Decades passed and the drawing remained rolled up in storage. The drawing is also reproduced as an image in the Drawing Section of this website. When I had the benefit of working on yule marble at the Marble/marble Symposium, I figured it was time to get to started on making this a reality.
So much of our life is intertwined with the rich world of music. From tapping a toe along to a pop song to those that play for symphony orchestras, our bodies as well as emotions are are in harmony with music - listening, singing, dancing. This torso moves to the music. A right hip is forward; the right shoulder up and back.
The female form and the smaller cello sizes are more similar than not both in height and proportion. I see the synergy in both; the harmonious movement of the torso and the sonorous sound of the cello are as one.
2016. Yule Marble and bronze string. Size of marble: 28”h x 13”w x 10”d.