- Italian Bardiglio Marble
- 108 x 136 x 44 inches
- Mason Creek Corporation
- Houston, TX
Carved from a 48-ton block of Bardiglio marble.
The monumental Crescendo is an exhilarating work as one of the largest sculptures sited on water. The effect of stone poised in a dance-like position on a moving reflecting pool has an almost magical quality, essentially reversing our intuitive understanding and perception of these two fundamental elements of our natural world. The forces of water and erosion in shaping the planet are aestheticised in the sculpture’s curving, arching form like an inverted cavern.
Crescent shaped, both concave and convex as though carved by wind and water, these opposing movements push outward and pull inward as gravity moves water over a fall.