Bronze sculpture details
A family is more than the sum of its parts. It is a union that lasts throughout life and beyond, and at the same time manifold (in this case, fourfold) unit. However, this is not all that is expressed in the “family constellation” of Bodirsky’s sculpture. It also shows that the family is also a dynamic “space”, in which distance, obstinacy and development must have their place – up to the day on which the children can stand on their own feet and find their own way in the world.
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.