Already sold to a private collector when I ran into this massive bronze sculpture, this eye-catcher was too impressive to leave uncaptured. A huge machine whose bone structure was being revealed, it seemed to me as a relic of early industrialism and art deco dressed in a contemporary and almost futuristic suit.
Looking at the pictures below, you might also observe that this proportionate rectangular composition seems quite disciplined and calm in contrast to some of Arnaldo Pomodoro's more daring and explosive creations.
The sphere - as the curator of Tornabuoni Arte Gallery explained - is a major recurrent theme in his work. Based in Milan since the early 1950s, the sculptor has drawn inspiration from more geometrical shapes and structural forms which he cracks open to expose their inner mystery. To me as a viewer and interpreter, his art is not destructive, it is rather an exploration of the boundaries between artificial and organic, machine and human, still and alive.