The Winter ShowAt the Park Avenue Armory January 20 – 29, 2023
Carved wood, steel base.
Height: 77.5" Diameter: 6"
A rough patchwork of carved details covers most of this striking sculpture by Ricardo Santamaria, but its top, polished into a sphere, is as refined a form as might be found at the top of a banister. In short, with this piece, executed in the 1970s, the artist creates a blended language all his own, using both an ancient gnomic forms as well as those more traditional to the decorative arts of France.