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The Saviour

A monumental Carrara marble statue of Christ-the-Saviour is 4 meters tall and commemorates the events of 2012, when a terrible earthquake struck Emilia Romania, but the statue’s commissioner’s home miraculously remained intact. I started the project with a 60 cm marble model. The final 4 meter statue placed in front of the old mansion has some peculiarities.

A major attention has been given to Christ’s face in attempt to render his eyes as deep and intense as possible so that their power would enhance with time when some areas of marble would darken. His big, strong hands of a labourer symbolize hard work, fatigue and sacrifice.