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COLLECTION SERIES MARBLE SCULPTURE

Carved by MARTIN COONEY

Top Of Th’ World / The Maiden Collection / Colorado Yule Marble

19 x 16 x 10″ / 140 lbs / SN120802 /

This Carving is Currently Displayed at THE KMJ Stoneworks

111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite D, Aspen, Colorado 81611

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Generally speaking I  am easily able to pick up and carry the vast majority of my marble sculpture, as are those who purchase my work.  Ease of portability is after all this curvilinear reductionist sculptor’s rallying cry.  Well not this time around.  Definitely NOT.

Top Of Th’ World (pronounced: top-oth-world, which is broad Lancashire for Top of the World) was conceived and carved with one task in mind:  to replicate the astonishing grandeur, scale and beauty of Colorado Rocky Mountains.  But my intention went further and more specific than that, for I wanted to re-create my own little corner of the Elk Mountain Range, as already explored with sculptures such as Mabel, Elk Mountain Bowl, Dreadnought and others.

This time around I wanted the mountain ‘theme’ to be exactly that – a mountain –  and along with the ski runs, closer inspection soon reveal long abandoned mine workings, snowshoe tracks, and precipitous, nay deadly,  snow ledges – an all too familiar peril, and one costing the life of all too many an intrepid climber.  And because of its solid mass of marble Top of th’ World handles its snow load like a real pro, holding it in place and prone to avalanches as would any Colorado Rocky Mountain Peak, particularly here in The Elk Range, where jagged edges and tall summits rule.

As with its full-sized Elk Range counterparts, Top Of Th’ World oozes many of the very same minerals that drove men half crazy during the various 19th Century rushes, many of which may be viewed embedded in the marble and exposed to the surface in several places.

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COLLECTION SERIES MARBLE SCULPTURE

Carved by MARTIN COONEY

Top Of Th’ World / The Maiden Collection / Colorado Yule Marble

19 x 16 x 10″ / 140 lbs / SN120802 /

This Carving is Currently Displayed at THE KMJ Stoneworks

111 Aspen Airport Business Center, Suite D, Aspen, Colorado 81611

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