in rays of light, wings ablaze in rapture
the rapture (after Henry Moore)
In Moore’s few abstract bird forms, these often appear at a point of reclining or falling, or are abstracted much further. In this work Stone evokes a sense of a bird not reclining or falling, but rising back and upwards in fluid and unfolding abstraction.
The work continues Stone’s commitment to bringing sculpture to life in the crystalline clarity of statuario marble, with its rare and beautiful translucency and clarity.