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Nostos

$135.00


Nostos is a Greek word that expresses the return home from a long journey. This listing is for a limited edition cast from the original clay bozzetto. The casts are available in a milk white or bronze patina. Choose an intact kite or the frayed, torn one pictured here. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Dimensions: 6" long, 5.5" high

About the Bozzetti

You may be familiar with maquette, the French term for a small version of an intended sculptural or architectural endeavour. A bozzetto is the Italian equivalent. Just as a sketch for a master painting may retain a spark unique unto itself, one that may not translate identically into the larger, more finished work, the tiny bozzetti often have their own charms. I began making them daily during a portion of my residency at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site. Each is generally born as an hour-long exercise without a direct source or model: I sit down and follow what I sense in the clay. Unlike daily sketching in a sketchbook or writing in a journal, the bozzetti eventually take up lots of space, and so many are squished! Some pieces may be developed further, transitioned into a permanent material, and produced in a limited edition when a collector expresses an interest or there is a quiet moment to pursue one that interests me personally.