Lemonworld / 1314 Winter Collection / Colorado Yule Marble
32 x 12 x 7″ / 40 lbs / SN131203A / $3,500
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Lemonworld entered the world as the fifth sculpture of the 1314 Winter Collection of Colorado Yule Marble. I had made the conscious decision to carve a somewhat symmetrical bowl from the very outset, a fact that makes this bowl unique amongst all my hand carved marble bowls. The block of marble from which I split and carved Lemonworld actually produced two bowls – the other being On the Cusp, and so I knew a good deal about the properties of the stone before ever I laid a tool upon it. I knew it was a very hard marble and very dense, therefore I was reasonably confident the pointy ends that lend Lemonworld her name would not only endure the carving process but would prove extremely strong and durable once carved. The name ‘Lemonworld’ popped into my head (as these things are prone to do) during the carving process… very early during the carving process to be precise, and was inspired by the interior shape of the bowl as I first marked it up and then began to remove the material. But the name became cemented into my mind when the song by the same name: ‘Lemonworld’ by ‘The National’ came through my headphones not once but several times during the carving process. It just seemed apt. A signature feature with this bowl is the oddly translucent disk along the taller of the two edges, opaque may be a better description because when the sun, or any direct light appears behind it the effect is to illuminate the marble in quite dramatic fashion. Perhaps my toughest hand carved marble bowl to date Lemonworld sure packs a punch, as amply illustrated when one of those barrel nosed points actually battered its way through part of a door frame. Of course my bowls are not to be used as battering rams per se, I’m just saying, this is one tough mother of a bowl!
Of all my signature Hand Carved Marble Bowls none is better equipped to withstand the rigors of outdoor life. With her dual battering ram corners Lemonworld not only packs a punch physically, but is sculpted in such a manner that she positively blooms when temperatures drop and she can flaunt her fabulous billowy white winter coat.
Colorado Yule Marble Sculpture by Martin Cooney
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