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The Making of Richard Erdman's "Seri Tai"

Monumental in scale, Seri Tai is a public sculpture designed to harmonize architecture and landscape within the urban setting of Taichung. Carved from Italian Carrara white marble, this work was conceived for Citterio-Viel’s La Bella Vita building as a captivating marriage of stone and water. “The awe-inspiring effect of combining these materials,” says Richard, “creates curious tension and encourages contemplation, while humanizing the grandeur of the Citterio-Viel buildings on either side."

Installation of Richard Erdman's Marble Sculpture "Spira" at the Enzo Enea Tree Museum

A process video documenting the installation of Richard Erdman's Bardiglio marble public sculpture "Spira" at the Enzo Enea Tree Museum in Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland.

The Installation of Richard Erdman's Monumental Sculpture "Arete"

Commissioned by legendary modernist architect Richard Meier, Arete is a monumental marble sculpture sited at the entrance of the cutting edge “55 Timeless” Xin-Yi Residential Tower. Designed to harmonize elegantly with the buildings that define Taipei’s rapidly changing skyline, Arete is among the rapidly growing urban center’s earliest public artworks.

The Installation of Richard Erdman's Marble Sculpture "Serenade"

A process video documenting the installation of Richard Erdman's Carrara marble sculpture "Serenade."

The Installation of Richard Erdman's "Volante Moon"

A process video documenting the installation of Richard Erdman's contemporary Bardiglio marble sculpture "Volante Moon," commissioned by a private art collector in Half Moon Bay, California.

The Installation of Richard Erdman's Sculpture "Arete Blu" at the University of Vermont

A process video documenting the installation of Richard Erdman's Brazilian blue granite public sculpture "Arete Blu" at the University of Vermont. Erdman donated the work to his alma mater 2017, and it was installed at the Dudley H. Davis Center in early September.

Visiting "Passage" at the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at Pepsi Co

Madeleine and Nikki take a weaving stroll around Richard Erdman's monumental travertine public sculpture, installed at the Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo in Purchase, New York, in 1985.

"Form Reclining" at Fonderia Versiliese, Pietrasanta, Italy

Richard Erdman's bronze sculpture "Form Reclining" as it is being lowered onto its base. Next step: the patina!

The Making of Richard Erdman's Marble Sculpture "Eleos Cascada"

A process video documenting the creation of Richard Erdman's Bardiglio marble sculpture "Eleos Cascada," from the stone quarries of Carrara, Italy, to its final home with a private art collector in Mexico.

The Making of Richard Erdman's Monumental Bronze Sculpture "Cascata"

A process video documenting the creation of Richard Erdman's bronze sculpture "Cascata."

Installed upon a circular reflecting pool, "Cascata" explores one of Richard Erdman’s most beloved muses: the restless harmony of Nature. It is a universally symbolic power, and Erdman has proved masterful in pairing its disparate elements for peaceful symbiosis. Water is the true force of the earth. Here, water and metal meet like soulmates; the bronze "Cascata" perches upon the pool’s reflective surface, creating a sense of birth from water, a precarious balance of elegance. The sculpture suggests a new sort of fluidity. Its dimensions suggest a perfect sphere as its two ends curl into itself via calming introspection, poised in that moment before a sudden bloom into grace. It is truly a cascading of the soul.
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