Bronze sculpture details
Gingko is a dioecious tree: there are male and female varieties, which are difficult to tell apart merely by looking at them. Thus, Bodirsky sculpts her personified Gingko as an elegant and yet androgynous figure.
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.