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Profile image of Edward FlemingEdward Fleming carves and teaches realistic human figurative sculpture and also abstract sculpture in marble and limestone through direct stone-carving. His work is traditional in technique and attention to anatomical detail but his subjects are contemporary. Fleming creates both self-directed and commissioned sculptures. He is a licensed Architect and has been making stone sculpture since 1993. His art education derives from 20 years of working and apprenticing with master carvers and other artists in Italy and the United States. Edward Flemin...

Sculpture: 'Greece, 2015'
by Edward Fleming

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Marble Male Men Youths Masculine sculpturettes figurines sculpture by sculptor Edward Fleming titled: 'Greece, 2015'
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Sculpture description:
This sculpture represents the people of Greece during their economic and political struggle of that year. Please see Artist comments and video.
Artist's comments:
I carved this sculpture from a twelve-ton block of marble at the Greek Marble Initiative symposium in Sourotis, Thessaloniki, Greece during the summer of 2015. This is a larger than life-size sculpture measuring 9`-10"x 5`-0"x2`-7". The idea for this piece derived from a much smaller sculpture I carved in 2003, titled "By My Fingernails". The subject of the earlier piece reflected life as a working artist as well as a situation which anyone who`s ever taken great risks will relate to. I submitted the design for the larger sculpture to the Greek Marble Initiative in 2013 and it was accepted, but at that time there was not a large enough carving block available. When I arrived at the 2015 symposium, to my surprise and delight, Stavros Muronidis presented me with a block almost exactly the same dimensions as I`d requested in 2013. So, after a 12-year wait, I was able to begin this project with the working title, "By My Fingernails II". As I began the project in June, 2015, the events of the Greece-European Union economic crisis were unfolding daily. From where I was, what I read and through many conversations with Greek friends and others I met, from average people to intellectuals, I came to understand this crisis from the Greek perspective both in terms of current affairs and ancient history. What I was left with was a profound respect for the people of Greece in addition to an educated and intuitive sense that the country would ultimately prevail. The figure of the man represents the people of Greece. He`s in an obviously difficult and dangerous situation, hanging off the edge of a cliff by the fingers of one hand. But he`s also obviously very strong and there is no doubt that he has the strength and experience to not only manage the climb successfully but also continue to thrive at the top. So this sculpture is a reflection on an extremely challenging event in Greek history as well as an optimistic statement that Greece will prevail and ultimately succeed.
Dimensions/size: 10 ft x 5 ft x 3 ft (height x width x depth)
approx: 3.05 x 1.52 x 0.91 m
Edition: one
Medium: marble
Sculptor: Edward Fleming [sculptor profile]
Price: Price on Application
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Human Figurative Sculptures
Public Art Sculpture
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Figurative Public Art Sculptures
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Weight: 9100 Kg / 20020 lb
Title: Greece, 2015
Finish: honed, polished and textured
Recommended Usage: Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
Year: 2015
Video
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