I have always had a great admiration for the talent needed to be able to carve a 3D representation of the human body, or any other object for that matter, from a solid block of marble stone. The planning needed, the vision of seeing the subject matter in the block ahead of time, and, of course, the execution is nothing less than admirable.
This piece is my interpretation of a small section of “Undine Rising from the Fountain”, a marble statue made by the American sculptor Chauncey Bradley Ives in 1880-82.
AvRaam (Avraham) Cohen (b. 1968, Tel Aviv) attended university both in Holon, Israel, and Brooklyn, NY for Industrial Design. While studying for his Masters at Pratt Institute, Cohen had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in Gaetano Pesce’s studio in NY, where he gained experience working with cold casting techniques and was exposed to a variety of materials.
In 1998, Cohen founded his design and engineering firm, Vertex Product Development Inc. in Great Neck, NY. After years of working with clients developing new products and innovations, his passion for creating art reignited. Cohen is combining his industrial design and manufacturing techniques with his earlier experiences of sculpting, casting, and free-form modeling into his artwork.