126 x 75 x 59 inches
La Bella Vita, Taichung, Taiwan
Monumental in scale, Seri Tai is a public sculpture designed to harmonize architecture and landscape within the urban setting of Taichung. Carved from Italian Carrara white marble, this work was conceived for Citterio-Viel’s La Bella Vita building as a captivating marriage of stone and water. “The awe-inspiring effect of combining these materials,” says Richard, “creates curious tension and encourages contemplation, while humanizing the grandeur of the Citterio-Viel buildings on either side.”
With humble beginnings as a tabletop plaster model in the artist’s Vermont studio, Seri Tai’s spiraling curves were meticulously realized in stunning Carrara marble over the course of 11 months. Designed to both accentuate and soften La Bella Vita’s vertical profile, the form was enlarged from the model by the methodical use of steel calipers to translate its scale onto the 40-ton block.