There is a dark side to this sculpture: because statues are attributed with mysterious power, even if it is only the power of expression, they often fall victim to iconoclasts. This is why there are so many statues, particularly those of religious or political significance, of which only fragments remain. Here lies the root of Berger’s fascination with mutilation, as expressed in the amputations he inflicts on his sculptures.
This is because the fragment of sculpture leaves room for the imagination; it stimulates creativity and is poised at the interface between the figurative and the abstract.
materials: bronze, concrete
dimensions: 80 x 80 x 160 cm
Museum Beelden aan Zee, Scheveningen.