The Reader

The Reader, Maquette for Bronze Sculpture
67 x 67 x 46 centimetres (27 x 27 x 18 inches) Excluding the Base


The Reader represents two strong ideas. Firstly, that it takes absolute destruction to make beauty disappear. Second, that the young men, pushed to fight for their fatherland, never stopped searching - thirsty for that beauty which is hidden in every corner, every stone, every page, every word.

Such is the power of beauty that it impregnates everything it touches, even in its destruction. Despite the fact that all that remains are the ruins of a once magnificent building The Reader captures the beauty of gothic architecture. 

Though their world was torn apart, the young men fighting still found time, perhaps a single moment, to write a poem, read a letter, or look at the picture of a distant loved one.

Land, buildings, men. Though they faced difficult times full of grief and sorrow, destruction and doubt. Times when beliefs were questioned and hope shattered, their souls remain. The Reader gives us a glimpse of those past and present virtues, preserved within ruins, old books and poems, waiting there for those who want to see the beauty in them.
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The Reader, Maquette for Bronze Sculpture
67 x 67 x 46 centimetres (27 x 27 x 18 inches) Excluding the Base


The Reader represents two strong ideas. Firstly, that it takes absolute destruction to make beauty disappear. Second, that the young men, pushed to fight for their fatherland, never stopped searching - thirsty for that beauty which is hidden in every corner, every stone, every page, every word.

Such is the power of beauty that it impregnates everything it touches, even in its destruction. Despite the fact that all that remains are the ruins of a once magnificent building The Reader captures the beauty of gothic architecture. 

Though their world was torn apart, the young men fighting still found time, perhaps a single moment, to write a poem, read a letter, or look at the picture of a distant loved one.

Land, buildings, men. Though they faced difficult times full of grief and sorrow, destruction and doubt. Times when beliefs were questioned and hope shattered, their souls remain. The Reader gives us a glimpse of those past and present virtues, preserved within ruins, old books and poems, waiting there for those who want to see the beauty in them.