Exhibition Held

Exhibition Held

Dry Stone

by Luís Amado

 

My passion for sculpture awoke while walking past walls of dry stones, aligned one by one over the time by hardened hands, in the Portuguese Natural Park of Serras de Aire e Candeeiros. The shapes of these white stones, molded by rain and wind, always troubled me. I started picking up one here, one there and bringing them home, without really knowing what to do with them, nor even what to tell them until the moment I found myself speaking to them. It was an emotional and silent dialogue in which I learned to respect their structure, their intimacy, and from time to
time to even accept their advice. This is how I grew into a sculptor. Each of the pieces I present in this exhibition are the result of an intense dialogue aimed at preserving the original surface of the stone, its textures, the musk and lichen giving them unique colours, that is, the living memory of the stones own nature.

by Luís Amado