German artist and publisher Marita Vollborn is presenting her artwork project "Sinn und Scherben"® - an unique convolute of clay and bronze sculptures. All her presented works have a story to tell, and every piece is unique.
"Books convey not only knowledge or entertainment, they can also sow Hass. The book shown here is opened, which the face turned forward as directed to attack. The statements in the book are represented in the form of morning stars and a large blade. What wrecking havoc effects they have is documented by the wreckage".
"She is a mourner who combines past, present and future suffering.
She is naked. On display are only parts of her body: breast and belly of a pregnant woman. The rest is covered by a blanket - a symbol of the sinking in her own world. It is the world of pain and longing. She is a woman who wishes to have a child like nothing else and is disappointed again and again. She holds her hands like having a newborn therein. But her sorrowful look reveals that she has lost it."
" The woman is emaciated and both her breasts were taken: She has cancer. But nothing in her attitude reveals the seriousness of this burden. She stands upright, with a cautious smile and is enveloped by a lush blanket full of different shaped breasts - a symbol of the attributes of femininity with which she is confronted daily. Courageous and confident she has let slip to her waist so that her scars are exposed; relaxed she keeps it together in front of the belly."
" The skull - a young deer with the facial features of an old man - symbolizing the hunt in a metaphorical and actual sense. Men go hunting, to kill their prey: They shoot deer in order to capture trophies and conquer women to prove their virility. Even death is a hunter."
" In German there is a phrase that applies to this figure: "retreat into your shell." But introversion and retreat are causes for our isolation. To break out of this isolation requires repeated attempts - to recognize the character of the snail shells with fractions. How large is the force, which costs A successful breakout is reflected in the face and in the posture of the man again. He is exhausted, his left hand shows a weary victory sign."
Learn more about the hidden stories some of Maritas sculptures are telling us by reading the file below. All artworks can be purchased as bronze sculpture on request. Don't hesitate to contact us in case of any questions.