Bronze sculpture details
Not without reason is “love of life” often connected with the term “irrepressible” in linguistic usage. It should be free; repressed or limited by nothing; unbridled beyond all conventions. And Zilly has captured this in his personified “Lebensfreude” (Love of life).
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
With an apprenticeship as a surveyor, a degree in applied sciences at the University in Karlsruhe, years of work as a surveyor in Germany and France - do not suggest the life of a successful sculptor. But there was a fascination in philosophy, literature and the visual arts early on in his life.