Aurora - swimming stone

Making new things visible, as Lioba Abrell puts it, seems to be at the heart of her work, as is the use of Estremoz marble. If the trained stone sculptor designed fragile body parts in earlier work from this bright, beige-colored natural stone, the development now seems to become something immaterial: the bowl, cut from a block of marble, aurora / dawn), is set on a surface of water and irritated, because a presumption, perhaps assumed, the shell does not sink. Apparently, here is born with a conventional idea of ​​stone, as something solid, standing, geborchen. The shell, polished to a size of three to four millimeters in a long and careful working process, is reflected in the water and opens up an interesting play of light reflections with its dunes and smooth surface. Process traces also appear clearly on the broken edge of the shell, which looks more open and free. It seems that the possibilities of the material are exploited to the utmost to give the impression of material aesthetics of lightness and tenderness. The stone no longer seems to be stone-like, as Lioba Abrell puts it. In this way, the artist here, with the bowl resting in-itself resting on the moving surface of water, shows an interplay of movement and standstill (of being). Sebastian Fitzner 2005