“New Nazca Stone”
56 x 36 x 26 inches
“New Nazca Stone” was hand-carved from a 5,000-pound block of Vermont marble over a period of three years. The sculpture’s form was originally conceived of in a dream, and reflects my early artistic influences from Picasso, Michelangelo, and Pre-Columbian art. I see the finished form as a protector from another dimension, a female sentinel of the “mysteries.” The statue depicts an elegantly poised woman with a tilted head and a long cascade of serpentine curls, and a mass of disembodied limbs sharply divided by one deep, v-shaped valley. In a nod to the most enigmatic of the Nazca geoglyphs of the southwestern plains of Peru—a humanoid shape with two over-sized hands, one five-fingered and the other inexplicably four-fingered—the sculpture similarly has exaggerated limbs, with one five-fingered arm anchoring the base, and another four-fingered arm extending across the front.
“New Nazca Stone” is currently on display at the Meredith Sculpture Walk in Lake Winnipesauke, New Hampshire through August of 2020. After this she will need a new home. I am always looking for a collector/investor for this one-of-a-kind marble statue.