2021 Symposium May 20 - June 12

Art As Part of Everyday Living

The Sculptures

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Steps To Respect

Nature small and big forms of the vegetal and human world provides the inspiration for Michele Golia’s work. It is characterized by constant and often minimalist movement, details that escape our observation during everyday life.

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Path of Truth

I imagine humanity as if comprised of layers. Some layers are thicker, some more modest, all piled from the past to future. This sculpture is but a segment of this image. It starts from within the earth holding our ancestors’ layers within.

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Ancient Future

This sculpture represents the past and the future. As it ascends, the form becomes more refined, relating to the past being unfinished and rough, the future, (as we hope in our minds) is more perfect. We wish to make it better.

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Encounter

Luben writes that “through my work I attempt to grasp the inherent rift and accord between humans and the world around us in our indefatigable search for a place between the atoms and the stars.”

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For Frank Lloyd Wright

Vaclav Fiala carefully chooses the architectural settings in which he prefers to display his architectonic sculptures. The poem on the right expresses his thinking about Frank Lloyd Wright, who the AIA listed in 1991 as “the greatest American architect of all time.”

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Frida Rota

The sculpture shows a broken figure of a woman, as if the image is struggling to emerge from ruin. It is inspired by Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter who lived from 1907 until 1954. She created striking, often shocking, images that reflected her turbulent life.

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Birth of Venus

The sculpture is made with serpentine granite and is the second in a series which includes the first Birth of Venus, created in marble that was displayed at the National Botanical Gardens.

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Moon Shadow

Mai Thi Thu Van is known for her love of nature and wanted to show her love for the beautiful full moon in this creation. The sphere carved into the largest of the five pieces of sculpture results in dramatic casting of the moon’s shadow onto the opposite stone.

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Monument to Memory

The sculpture represents the notion that we carry our memory with us. Our experiences make us who we are, and our memory is with us: at times the not so memorable; and other times the memorable.