I was inspired to make this sculpture while reading C.S.Lewis’ Four Loves.I decided to present the loves as the foundation stones on top of which the weight of the world should be supported.The first stone represents Faith/Affection Love (AGAPE) which I have made out of polished bronze so as to look pure.
The second stone represents Passion/Love (EROS) which I have represented as a red (passion) stone strong but yet fragile on its own.The third is Friendship (PHILIA) I have made this in polished stainless steel, because you are reflected in your friends.
And finally the fourth represents Family love (STORGE) and I have made this one out of wood, a warm material, because it’s live, organic and it grows.
On top of these stones you build your world, which is a complex puzzle that has to be assembled.And finally, when you assemble this all, you build your relationship and if you then manage to keep it in a perfect balance
you achieve the ultimate goal of having a long lasting relationship which is magical and more precious than gold.
Material: White bronze, brass, wood, stainless steel, red travertine and corten steel
Edition of 8 plus 3 artist’s proofs – 258 x 160 x 75 cm