Bronze sculpture details
In the biblical tradition, cherubim are angelic beings who, as a mixture of human and animal, possess great powers and also function as guardian spirits. Bodirsky’s Cherub appears to be a different sort of composite creature, combining human and tree, and thus perhaps not protecting God the creator so much as the creation itself, which is given to us as nature and a place to live.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Maria-Luise Bodirsky completed her state exams (in visual arts, German and psychology) which she did at the "college of Education" (Pädagogischen Hochschule) in Freiburg. After that Bodirsky continued her studies in painting and sculptural figures. She also attended various seminars and courses with internationally renowned artists and professors. In 1986, she founded her own ceramic studio in Oberrotweil next to Kaiserstuhl.