STONE OBJECTS (translated by Katarzyna Łubieńska)
”discovered” the stone in the beginning of the seventieth. I made my first
contacts with other sculptors on a sculpturing open-air meeting in a sandstone
quarry in Rottwendorf- a village near Pirna (former German Democratic Republic).
For nearly two months I absorbed the atmosphere of that place. At that time I
mostly concentrated on an uncovered history of the Earth, a spectrum of time.
There I also came across many prints of old forms of life in sandstone blocks and layers of post-oceanic sediments, which together with masons’ hardship and their archaic but at the same time an effective technique of spot drilling, stopping and cleaving made me think about it.Such places and such material brought me closer to STONEHENGE creators, sculptors from EASTER ISLANDS and their magic and mysterious cults, pyramids’ constructors laying blocks on blocks into the direction of sun as if they wanted to make a link between heaven and the earth.
SEQUENCE OF BOULDERS”
| “ GREETING” sandstone,
height 4 m1976
in the background
a sandstone quarry in Rottwendorf Pirna
|THE STONED” sandstone, length 3 m 1976||“THE LYING” Burgas, 1977,|| “THE LYING”
marble, length 5 m, Grand Prix at the
International Sculptors Symposium
summer 1977 I participated in the International Sculptors’ Symposium in Burgas
(Bulgaria) where I made the sculpture “THE
LYING” of marble. It was awarded a Grand Prix . In 1980 I organized the
Sculptors’ Symposium in Borów (Lower Silesia in Poland).Among many
participants were such well known Polish sculptors as :Grzegorz Kowalski, Maciej
Szańkowski, Leon Podsiadły, Krzysztof Bednarski, Marek Sarełło and I-
sculptures of the above sculpturing open-air meeting are exhibited in Chocianów
|“FEET”Borów ,marble ,steelheight 10 m, 1980|| “THE CART”
Borów, marble, length 4,5 m 1978
|At that time (1978) the idea of a huge granite platform-like object entitled “ TO PEOPLE OF THE EARTH” came to my mind. I was inspired by an Indian manner of burying dead, when a body stops being in existence while placed on a raised platform. I begun to work on it in a smaller scale, at first deciding it would be made of cast iron and bronze (collection CR in Orońsk-Poland). At the same time in the quarry in Borów , I started preparing stone elements essential for me to start crating the object in a large scale. Thanks to great friends and lovers of art, I managed to transport 100 tones of immense blocks of granite to a place with a spectacular view, called Jerzmanowa near Głogów (Poland). The object was made in 1985.|
PEOPLE OF THE EARTH”
TO PEOPLE OF THE EARTH”
TO PEOPLE OF THE EARTH”
1983 I made a journey by my “tiny” Fiat 126 p through Germany and
Switzerland to CARRARA. During the International Symposium I realized a
sculpture entitled “A
PILGRIM made of marble and old
wood. That rough, kneeling figure with spread hands is my homage to our Pope
John Paul II. I gave the sculpture a present to FANANO
town, where I participated in the next symposium. I wish I could make a copy of
that sculpture of granite.
are symbols of human lots. They are short signals of the relationship of a man
with the Earth. I have always created them.
The most splendid objects in scale are in VILLACH (Austria) in ZIELONKA near Warsaw, in Dűrbach in Switzerland and in GOEDENS near Bremen.
|“A PILGRIM” Carrara, marble, wood, height 3 m, 1983||“GREEN FLAME” Villach 1990, height 3,80 m marble, serpentine marble||
Goedens 1989, granite, wood,
width 2,50 m
thinking about a
monument for Lubin (1992), I decided it would be a “A
SEQUENCE OF BOULDERS”, the object
which emanates with the expression of jagged rocks, both their natural and
mechanical texture and their simple rhythm.
became a part of a quarry in Michałowice, a part of its landscape and at the
same time a part of Karkonosze mountains. It was set there up only for a while.
What I was inspired by was a folk and trashy way of decorating Polish homestead,
thus I decided to paint the stones different colours , violate their natural
beauty, make them cheerful- also just for a while
SEQUENCE OF COLOURED BOULDERS” came into being also in Jelenia Góra square market in 1993 and later in
2000-THE ASYLUM OF IRON PEOPLE ( QUARRY)
is an object in a circular arrangement that embodies in itself both experience
and dreams that have been within me for years.
has been in Szklarska Poręba at the foot of Szrenica mountain for some time.
is not only a sculpture but also an object of architecture at the same time. It
is a work in progress all the time gaining new context It
is in a sense an open work developing and flourishing. It has been going
through different changes because it is an element of a process depending on
time, seasons of the year, day and
night, but also my emotions and ideas. It serves as an atelier, a gallery called
GALLERY F, it is often a place for
meetings, amusement, entertainment and simply an asylum for reflections.
OF COLOURED BOULDERS”Jelenia Góra 1993,
granite, oil paints
|...Probably a man flying into cosmos will be taking with him the Earth particle- either a stone or a handful of sand....|