This is the first sculpture in stone by the hand of Badriah Hamelink. The stone has had several previous lives. It has been a gravestone and after that it has been used in the construction of a house, the marks of which are left visible on the backside of the sculpture. When Badriah found it it was purposelessly laying around in a garden, completely covered in moss. By digging into the fabric of this former gravestone, Badriah made the natural veins appear like a vortex, reminiscent of swirling galaxy’s and other natural forces of creation and destruction.  The rudimentary act of digging a hole and  exposing the inner life of the stone, was an important act for the young artist, leading her towards an intuitive approach of art.

Bardiglio Marble (Italy)

68cm x 33cm x 23,5cm