Eva

CAST BRONZE, CAST GLASS.
30X23X16 СМ

The first impulse to the creation of the cycle of statuary sculptural compositions under the common name “Drops” was the verse with the same name, written by Nicholas Roerich in 1920:

Your grace and mercy fill
my hands. They pour through my fingers
in abundance. I cannot hold
everything. I have no time to see
the sparkling streams of wealth. Your
merciful wave pours to the earth
from my hands. I do not see, who will pick the
precious liquid? Whom to the small splashes
will fall? I will have no time to come
home. And I will bring drops only out of the
whole grace and mercy.

Russian text  

The human being, flushed with the flow of life, is unable to absorb its endless diversity. Our memory just keeps small “drops” of the events, phenomena as well as feelings and emotions connected with them. Hence, they are more dear to the heart, and every creative personality, being an artist, is willing and striving to share them with other people.
I have interpreted the word “drops” literally and chosen marvellous balls of cast glass, made at the worldwide known Czech factory of fancy glass “Egermann», as the basis of my compositions.

Once, when they were casting my "drops", the craftsman, incidentally, pressed the glass which was still soft, and… an apple was ready. It was so beautiful! Three layers of glass – red, golden and colourless and transparent – created a sparkling, deep effect of a mysterious fruit, seducing with its ripeness. And immediately it was clear to me that Eve shall appear nearby, close to the forbidden fruit. The first woman on the earth was an African woman, as the scientists believe. Hence my Eve is gay, self-assured, arrogantly patronizing in relation to her Adam – she resembles an African woman. 

 

 

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