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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

Genesis / The Maiden Collection / Colorado Yule Marble

22.5 x 5 x 14.25″ /  SN120405  / 46 lbs

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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

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Genesis was actually the very first piece of The Maiden Collection to be carved.   Taking a sliver of a piece of the rough block that I was to carve into the collection’s 41 sculptures I had no preconceived ideas as just what I would find.    And so imagine my delight on discovering the maze of intricate swirling patterns laying deep within the ten tone slab of Colorado Yule Marble.    Of course little did I know, or care,  at the time of the challenges and difficulties associated with carving such a complex mixture of granite and marble.   But  I love this piece for what it is – a small slice of pure geological time.     The name Genesis refers to the magnitude of the discovery, and it’s unfolding implications, as opposed to the opening salvo the famous book by the way.   As mentioned elsewhere  (JonahAdam and Eve… etc),  I readily admit a penchant towards dramatic, bold titles for my sculpture, all part of the fun of carving really.  But when all is said and done, a name is just a name, and whatever the appellation I may bestow upon my marble sculpture – it being 30 million years old and all – I think it safe to say that there’s a good chance that it will be around,  at least the solid, muscular carvings such as this, for who knows? perhaps many thousands of years into the future (millions?)   And if it does,  this intriguing, whirling,  swirl of patterns and shapes will still be telling the story of Colorado Yule Marble’s quite miraculous creation, although I’m not too sure if, by then,  any name I bestow will still be at all relevant to whoever’s eyes are gazing upon it.

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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

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Genesis, The Maiden Collection, Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney

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