This exciting work by Brad Goldberg was executed in Golden Dune Granite. Six giant egg forms were hand wrought from specially quarried blocks measuring in excess of 6” x 6” x 8” (15cm x 15cm x 20cm) and weighing more than 30 tonnes (30,000kg) each. Three of the egg forms were split apart and carved out to receive solar reflectors to power the sculpture’s lighting.
The eggs were split using an ancient hand technique where 56 square holes were hand carved into the split line and tempered chisels were driven inwards in series. The resulting jagged texture became a critical visual in the final sculpture.
The hand textures varied from top to bottom in a gradient ranging from honed to modified (extra coarse) pineapple. The photos show the compelling finished form in our China factory.
Stone fabrication: Rhodes Architectural Stone