Vignettes

 

Impressions from the artist’s studio: marble dust, new works, sculpture commissions, special projects


Spira demonstrates that wonder can be conjured at any scale. Carved from stone formed nearly 200 million years ago, it is part of Earth’s primordial past, now bursting forth with motion. Like a Möbius strip, the surfaces of Spira twist and turn in an infinite dance? Its...


In 1930, the German painter and naturalist Else Bostelmann descended into the depths of the ocean to record sea life on a small engraver’s plate. About the experience she said, ‘I had descended into a fairyland, six fathoms below the surface, everywhere absolute stillness —...


Approaching abstract sculpture can be intimidating. It has its own language, expressed by the artist through form, color, line, and texture. Artists who make abstract sculpture create their own dialect, born of individual creativity and building on the vernacular of artists who came before: Henry...


The Apuan Alps cradle the world's most precious white marble and stretch 55 Kilometers between the Serchio and Magra rivers across Northern Tuscany.  Carrara, Italy, where Richard has worked for over 40 years, is nestled in the mountain range along the Carrione river. Richard’s sculpture is...


Nothing quite compares to seeing a work of art take its place in the world. It goes from an idea to a vision to a material reality, but the cycle is not truly complete until the work becomes integrated into its environment. The world has...


It has been 35 years since Richard completed his first monumental sculpture in stone: Passage, commissioned by Donald M. Kendall for his renowned sculpture gardens at PepsiCo in Purchase, New York. Carved from Italian travertine,  Passage, reaches 16 feet into the air and 25 feet wide....


THE YEAR OF MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE Posted on 12/20/2019 We are wrapping 2019 with a tremendous sense of gratitude for the many opportunities the year has presented. It has been one of immense growth and creative risk with several monumental works in marble coming to completion, Richard pushing...


From 40 tons of marble cut from Carrara, Italy's Apuan Alps to a massive yet buoyant work of art in a transforming Taiwanese cityscape, the monumental sculpture Seri Tai has finally arrived home in its dynamic public setting. Conceived as the centerpiece for architects Antonio...


The Language of Modernism Opening Saturday, November 9 Collectors' Reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Galerie d'Orsay, 33 Newbury Street, Boston Richard Erdman Studios and Galerie d'Orsay is proud to announce that the artist's latest works — bold forms in vibrant blue granite, Pakistan onyx, and Carrara marble  —...


Among the central tenets of Richard's worldview is a deep appreciation for the institutions that steward cultural education and growth through multiple generations. Richard recognizes that, through the embrace of several world-class institutions, his creativity was nourished and his career as a sculptor allowed to...