Portraits in clay

2 m. tall

… the spirit of a great Romanian poet, Mihai Eminescu, inspired by his poem,“The Evening Star”: a star turning into human, in the ultimate sacrifice for love.

I turned a simple task of a poet’s portrait into something more special. Not the human that died like a human had to be remembered, but the human that lived through his creation, like a star, transcending life and death, with his hands becoming wings. For me, Eminescu is Hyperion.

“Hyperion”, 2001

“Hyperion”, 2001, detail

and some other portraits:

Clay mask, 1999

Male portrait study in clay, 2001


Child portrait in clay, 2001


Female portrait study in clay, 2001


“Lucifer”, self portrait in clay, 2002, detail

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