Maria Rubinke

Ever rest, 2022

Patinated bronze
17 x 42 x 24 cm
6.7 x 16.5 x 9.4 in
Edition of 7

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To Danish sculptor Maria Rubinke, titles are of the utmost importance – and each of her poetic titles has been chosen carefully for a specific wo...

To Danish sculptor Maria Rubinke, titles are of the utmost importance – and each of her poetic titles has been chosen carefully for a specific work. This series takes its starting point in wood and can be seen as an exploration of our connection with the world. These wooden children, cast in bronze but still incredibly life-like, draw references to the story of the wooden puppet Pinocchio, who was brought to life and told that he could only become a real boy if he proved himself to be "brave, truthful, and unselfish". A real boy, no longer controlled by the strings in his arms and legs. "I have often wondered if our soul flies around, somewhere above our heads, guiding us through life. As invisible puppetstrings," Maria Rubinke explains. These bronze puppets have received a black patination and appear burned or charred – and without any clearly gendered characteristics. While Rubinke’s work often is shaped through her personal experiences, she is determined to keep the narrative as open to the viewer as possible. Whether “the puppetstrings” are perceived as restrictive or as a tool to follow the will of a higher power, depends on the context of the viewer. But the artist notes that when the strings seem to be all tangled up, it can sometimes be due to our own self-doubt, thoughts and worries.
 

"With my work I wish to evoke an emotion in the viewer. I hope that they, when experiencing my work, feel that an emotion, which they have not been able to put into words, suddenly has a form." – Maria Rubinke

This work is in excellent condition with no discernible condition issues. Detailed condition report available upon request.

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