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Richard Erdman: A Profile

Fine art resonates at the deepest levels. It speaks in tones we understand before we recognize the language. In this special documentary film highlighting the history and process of Richard Erdman, we travel with the sculptor from the hush of the Vermont mountains to the renowned marble quarries of Carrara, Italy. His legacy is one of inspiration and visionary realization that has left his mark on five continents and continues to grow. Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Erdman’s work graces collections and museums in 50 countries around the world. Filmed in calm beauty mirroring the quiet patience of sculpture, award-winning director and cinematographer Amanda Zackem has captured the essence of Richard Erdman’s oeuvre: the permeation of stone into life, the moments of reflection we cherish, the connection with our home all around us. And under our feet.

Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Amanda Zackem
Producer: Abbey Meaker
Location and Post Sound Mixer: Dan Mazur
Production Assistant: Ashley DeLucco
Music: Jonathan Zalben

Passage: The Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at Pepsico

PepsiCo commissioned Erdman to create the monumental sculpture titled Passage, which stands like a sentinel at the entrance to the esteemed Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo, considered to be one of the finest collections of 20th century outdoor sculpture. Carved from a massive 450 ton block of travertine, the 25 by 16 foot Passage is the largest sculpture in the world carved from a single block of travertine; it wondrously embodies lightness, fluidity, and grace, epitomizing Erdman’s ability to create the chimerical from the prosaic.
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