The sculpture by Monika Sosnowska evokes local Polish sculpture tradition in the public space (metalwork, welded structures in children’s playgrounds and gardens, etc), which reflects the artist’s interest in Modernist legacy, as well as construction faults, and amateurish and rank-and-file initiatives put forward by dwellers of housing estates where precast concrete construction dominates. Sosnowska’s sculpture is installed directly over the ground and takes a form of a ball “molded” from ornamentally shaped reinforced concrete bars. The sculpture is a result of observation of shapes and patterns found in gratings installed by dwellers of the Bródno district in Warsaw, which protect the first floor apartments, kiosks and stores against burglary.
Medium: sculpture, rebars, paint layer (industrial paint), reinforced concrete foundations
Format: 400×400×400 cm
Ownership form: collection Source: Monika Sosnowska Index: MSN: 4300-26/2011 Acquisition date: Nov 30, 2011