About the Artwork
When Bosco Sodi was a child playing on the beach he would pour drops of wet sand on top of one another to create unpredictable organic forms. Inspired by these early sculptures, Sodi began to collect the leftover materials from his paintings (sawdust mixed with pigment and white glue). Layering these studio residues on top of eachother, day after day, year after year, they began to resemble something like the stalagmites in ancient caves.
In 2012 Hurricane Sandy hit New York and Sodi’s studio was flooded with 6 feet of water. Everything was destroyed except for the sawdust stalagmites. Unsure of how the deterioration caused by polluted salt water would progress, Sodi quickly decided to cast each one in bronze, destroying the original in the process.
These unique sculptures are the only pieces of art that survived the terrible impact Hurricane Sandy had on Sodi’s studio. They carry a story of creation and destruction, of time and the cyclical tendencies in nature. They offer hope in the face of the devastating consequences of climate change.
Copyright the artist, courtesy of König Galerie, Berlin/London and Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp. Photo: © Nick Turpin
312 x 120 x 120 cm