Piotr Gargas: The Golden Scroll

Piotr Gargas: The Golden Scroll


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Piotr has taken a block of one of the hardest stones available in England and turned it into what appears to be an unfurling Golden Scroll, the descriptively ragged edge of which is a brilliant metallic gold. The scroll itself is intentionally off centre, while part of it appears to be collapsing into a fold – the idea of the hard stone responding as parchment might is extraordinarily counter-intuitive and intriguing. Highly polished, the surface of the sculpture is immensely tactile, while the space created at the top of the scroll will beautifully collect  rainwater.

Piotr spent five years in Poland formally training as sculptor, where the traditional discipline involved the study and copying of classical pieces. This led to him becoming involved in restoration work, travelling across Europe for the next decade to work on the decorative stonework of numerous historic buildings, while continuing to learn from the work of generations of past stonemasons and artists. This work has inevitably been described as stone ‘cosmetic surgery’, but the process of repairing eroded and damaged sculptures has led to the development of Piotr’s own artistic style. His current work has been inspired by working on the colleges and churches in Oxford. More recently he has focused on using modern 3D imaging technology to then create his own sculptures in stone, which reflect the flow and harmony so evident in organic form.

More of this talented, self-taught sculptor's works are on display in our lovely Burford Art Gallery.

Materials: Ancaster weatherbed limestone, gold paint, suitable for indoors or outside

Dimensions (approx.): H:124cm, Dia:30cm (at widest); plinth H:8.5cm, W: 38cm, D:38cm

Burford Garden Company is acting as an agent on behalf of the artists displaying work in this online gallery. Refunds on works are discretionary and goods must be returned within seven days of purchase, at the latest.

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