The idea of this particular form of Roberto Piaia’s sculptures – worldwide premier – has been Copyright recognized and protected.
The delicacy of the form in the spiral statues:
These Statues are created by a spiral that wraps around the figure of the body. Although formed in part by emptys, it does not betray it’s original forms. Rather, using the I see/don’t see effect, the eye is captured by a visual effect that fills the representation of the object.
The splendor of the Bronzes
The past meets the present:
Built using Carrara statuary marble, resina, and bronze casting through lost wax processes. The statues are created with the face, the hands and the feet, where the typical Piaia executional skills stand out. These statues employ strange perception and perspective, and seem impossible to achieve in reality. They take us back to a strong mathematical component by the master who inspired Piaia: Dutch graphic engraver Maurits Cornelis Escher, 1898-1972.
This is a very difficult job, attempted by many but never actually realized. Characterized by a precise study of solids and voids, realized in a perfect balance of matter that does not need any support.