SCULPTURES FOR THE PUBLIC

in Marble, Granite, Onix, Diabas, Basalt, Limestone

by STEFANO BECCARI 2016

 

TUNES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music and movements ...

 

 

... Dance to your innermost

 

tunes

 

... or to the sound of your

 

 latest crash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrara Bianco, Marble from the quarries around the

 

city of Carrara, Tuscany, Italy

 

The size of the original blocks was 40x40x110cm

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK MAGIC

 

 

 

a Torso sculpted at Europe's

 

largest collective stone

 

workshop on the Atlantic

 

coast of Sweden.

 

The surface has been

 

bushhammered.

 

 

 

 

The material is Diabas, a kind of basalt quarried in

 

the southern region of Sweden.

 

The stone is difficult to buy and very hard to work.

 

The size of the original stone block was

 

40x40x105cm.

 

 

 

THE GUARDIANS

 

 

4 figures in white marble 

 

taking care

 

of their own surroundings...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The marble is a Carrara Bianco from the Alpi Apuane in Tuscany, and the size of the original blocks was 40x40x230cm         

 

 

 

 

 

POWER STICKS

 

 

 

three out of a number of sculptures

 

in all sizes representing the

 

human need to demonstrate

 

power and wealth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculptures are made of different "precious" stones

 

like Statuario Marble from Italy, Onyx from Iran

 

and Mexico, Black Marble from Spain

 

and China, red granite and black Diabas

 

from Sweden.

 

The largest Power Stick is 260cm long.

 

Black Marble from Marquina, Spain, size 30x30x180cm

Marble from Carrara

  "POWER STICK" in Onix from Iran... size 95x22x14cm

 

 

TWINS

....

 

SINGLE

 

 

Both works belongs to a serial of 

 

medium large sculptures

 

in marble and coloured limestone

 

 from different regions in Portugal. 

 

 

It depicts moments from a

 

newborn early days.

 

Many of these sculptures are

 

still been exhibited in parks and 

 

 alleys in the city of Sintra, Portugal

 

and its surroundings

 

 

 

 "Twins" and "Single" are made of marble

 

from Estremoz

 

the blocks original size was 80x50x220cm 

TWINS

SINGLE

 

 

MEDUSA

 

 

 

Thinking of what kind of life would

 

survive the ravages of man,

 

I get a vision of jellyfishes swimming

 

around in dark waters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Medusa" is made of a green limestone from the

 

quarries around the Indian city of Udaipur.

 

Is sculpted in "Make Art In India" facilities in the

 

hamlet of Mamallapuram, Tamilnadu, India

 

The size of the original block was 30x40x120cm

 

 

ELEPH

 

 

 

Its' rather impossible not to be

 

influenced by the new

 

homeland India. 

 

ELEPH is one of the sculptures

 

where the body comes out

 

Tamilnadu's rich image tradition

 

 

 

 

The sculpture is made out of a block of grey-black

 

Granite from Kanchipuram, the old capital of the

 

Pallava Dynasty, 6th century AD.

 

This granite has crystals that allows you to sculpt

 

details almost as small as marbles.

 

The size of the original stone block was

 

220x135x120cm.

 

 

SKYDIVER

 

 

I borrowed one of India's

 

more significant gods to

 

depict a kategory of enthusiasts

 

who put their lives at risk

 

when they exercise the sport.

 

 

 

The grey-black granite is the same as for

 

the ELEPH

 

 

 

 

 

DIGITAL

 

 

Out of a block of extremely delicate

 

limestone from the hamlet of Pero

 

Pinheiro, Portugal, pops up

 

a figure holding a kind

 

of "Digital Card"

 

 

 

 

The size of the block was 200x60x270cm