Sonia Levy

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The catastrophes – elemental forces of pre-human time – are inscribed on the surface of the stone. These processes are to shape its contour.

The aesthetic gesture of the moulding and the transfiguration in another material, sheer  porcelain, is an attempt to reproduce and grip those moments. The stones were hand-picked in Iceland and Norway close to glaciers.

« Stones possess a kind of gravitas, something ultimate and unchanging, something that will never perish or else has already done so. They attract through intrinsic, infallible, immediate beauty, answerable or no one, necessarily perfect yet excluding the idea of perfection in order to exclude approximation, error, and excess. This spontaneous beauty thus precedes and goes beyond the actual notion of beauty, of which it is at once the promise and the foundation.»

——— Roger Caillois, The Writing of Stones