Bronze sculpture details
Water is life, depth and expanse; energetic striving, dew and joy. Water is change, many thousand times spring-deep young, ocean and stream. Water is blessing, flowing power, precious wealth, servient dominion. Water is stillness, refreshment and drink, growth and abundance – thanks be to the Highest. (Emmy Grund) “I implemented these thoughts sculpturally and thus arrived at the design of ‘Die Welle’ (The Wave).”
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
When Reinhard Verstege finished his high school, years he focused on becoming a sculptor. After learning the craft, he worked in this field for 5 1/2 years. From 1960, he studied with Ernst Rülke at the Master School of wood sculpting in Stuttgart. He competed this with a final master's examination, after this he continued his studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts (Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste) in Stuttgart under the tutelage of Christoph Schellenberg.