November 26, 2020

The Force Of Nature: Gravity-defying Sculptures Inspired By Thailand Disaster

Before or after a natural disaster struck long ago, ancient civilizations would pay homage and try and appease their gods in hope of safety. These were usually done in the form of statues or shrines that depict said gods in the hopes of avoiding any disasters they may send onto them. Lorenzo Quinn of Italy is a sculptor who has taken this ancient tradition and put a modern slant on it.

The Force of Nature measures in at 2.5 m (8.2 ft.) shows Mother Nature swinging a globe around her body. Paying homage to Mother Nature herself was the ideal behind the sculpture after Lorenzo witnessed the devastation caused by recent natural disasters.

Art is meant to challenge us; our beliefs, our prejudices, even our ideas of what we tend to believe to be potential. Sculptures are the perfect unit for this, as they let the creator play tricks on the attention and trick the viewer’s ideas of logic. This assortment of sculptures does exactly that.

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Image credits: Lorenzo Quinn

Various versions of the sculpture have been put on display all around the world, each of them representing the power of nature. On his website Quinn writes “After having seen the ravaged coast of Thailand and the Hurricane that affected the Southern States I decided to create a sculpture dedicated to Mother Nature,” he goes on to explain that his sculpture is inspired by those of the past, created as peace offerings to the gods. See more of his work over on his website.

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Quinn spent a brief portion of his life acting, but has now dedicated his life entirely to creating “art for myself and for people who wish to come along for a ride through my dreams.” Judging by this incredible Mother Nature statue Quinn’s dreams are certainly a place most people would love to traverse through.

Image credits: Stewart Lacey

Image credits: Lorenzo Quinn

Image credits: Lorenzo Quinn

Image credits: Lorenzo Quinn

Image credits: Lorenzo Quinn

Image credits: Edmond Terakopian

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