Plaster Station Two #richarderdmansculpture
Plaster Station #richarderdmansculpture
Plaster Station #richarderdmansculpture
Hand Tools #richarderdmansculpture
Richard’s Plaster Station #RichardErdmanSculpture
#RichardErdman in the studio with ‘Volantino’ #carraramarble #sculpture
A photo from the Q&A that followed a screening of ‘Richard Edman: A Profile' at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park last Friday, July 11th. A special thanks to the gallery for organizing and hosting the event!
Astri with Collector and Artist
Private Collection, Hillsborough, CA
Unveiling ‘Aikyam’ @ Bharti Airtel, New Delhi, India #RichardErdman #publicart #sculpture
The Meeting of Leaf and Stone
Richard Erdman is pleased to announce a series of new sculptures recently installed by landscape architect Enzo Enea, whose gorgeous tree museum sits on the site of a 14th century monastery outside Zurich, Switzerland.
Sprawling beside Enea’s design research campus, the 18-acre tree museum is home to a breathtaking collection of 50 tree species, a cultivation of aesthetics that is simply remarkable. Erdman met Enea through his European art dealer, Robert Landau. An immediate connection bloomed, as all three agreed that the museum’s grounds are the perfect presentation for the liquid rigidity of Erdman’s pieces. Here all of nature’s elements come together in a reverent symbiosis. “Passion creates wishes out of dreams,” Enea says, “and wishes motivate us to strive to make those dreams reality. Richard, Robert, and I are doing exactly that, just each in his own way.”
The four monumental works, pictured on the following pages, add a new and remarkable dimension to this unparalleled setting. Sentinel stands proudly among the trees; the Brazilian Blue Granite spills upward from its pedestal, framed by the lush green of Enea’s curated organics, neighbored by an inspired variation of the butterfly-like Volante. The Italian Bardiglio marble work entitled Spira appears to float atop a central pond on the museum’s grounds, a context in which Erdman’s work is magnificent. Finally, an original piece entitled Fiora is making its debut among the hallowed branches.
All works are available through the Enea Tree Museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.
Director Abbey Meaker with ‘Helio’ at Galerie Ziwna, Vienna, Austria #RichardErdman #sculpture #GalerieZiwna
Cocktails and Conversation with sculptors Richard Erdman and Jonathan Prince at West Branch Gallery, July 11 / 6 PM - 8 PM
Fine art resonates at the deepest levels. It speaks in tones we understand before we recognize the language. In this special documentary film highlighting the history and process of Richard Erdman, we travel with the sculptor from the hush of the Vermont mountains to the renowned marble quarries of Carrara, Italy. His legacy is one of inspiration and visionary realization that has left his mark on five continents and continues to grow.
Erdman’s sculpture sings with a particular resonance. Voices in deep harmony, in symbiotic counterpoint, a flow of song in which the earth below us is used to comment on the world around us. For nearly four decades Erdman has harnessed his medium, freeing the fluid expression from stone and bronze. His pieces bloom and engage the mind in the gorgeous cycle of Nature.
Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Erdman’s work graces collections and museums in 50 countries around the world. From the monumental achievement of Passage, the largest sculpture in the world carved from a single block of marble, to the remarkable installations of curving wonders upon reflecting pools, Erdman’s pieces complement the human soul, molding unforgiving materials into rhythm and grace.
Filmed in calm beauty mirroring the quiet patience of sculpture, award-winning filmmaker and cinematographer Amanda Zackem has captured the essence of Richard Erdman’s oeuvre: the permeation of stone into life, the moments of reflection we cherish, the connection with our home all around us. And under our feet.
'Richard Erdman: A Profile is available to view in full here.
Sketch of Belladonna - click through to see the sculpture in bronze.