A9, Granito Nero Assoluto (India)
Self-contained, that would be the best way to describe this sculpture. It was carved out of one of the hardest materials to sculpt: granite. An wonderfully homogenic, volcanic stone. A trace of the force, with which this matter was pressed together, is still visible and enforces a certain respect. Therefore it might not come as a surprise that for Hamelink this sculpture is about willpower.
As the sculpture it is spun around, it will only turn to the left. When turned to the right it stubbornly refuses and staggeringly comes to a halt. Much like the ancient rattle-backs that were used by shamans to predict the future, this object expresses certainty.
Granito (granite) Nero Assoluto (India)
74cm x 15cm x 10cm