Administered by Carving Studio and Sculpture Center 636 Marble Street, P.O. Box 495 West Rutland Vermont
Administered by Gawet Marble and Granite, Inc 805 US 4 Rutland Vermont 05736
Located Quarry West Rutland Vermont
Rothrock, Rick, 2016.
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A twenty foot long arc carved into the face of an abandoned quarry is reflected on the surface of the water in the quarry. The reflected image, seen together with the carved image, reveals a complete mandorla. The mandorla is an ancient symbol of two circles that overlapping one another to form an almond shape, or mandorla, in the middle. This artwork employs the mandorla to describe the interplay between matter and light, shadow and reflected light, process and production, art and nature.