Monolithic Marble Sculpture by Helaine Blumenfeld



Helaine Blumenfeld b.1942, studied sculpture with Ossip Zadkine in Paris following a doctorate in philosophy at Columbia University. This particular sculpture titled "Fantastico" was achieved prior to her exit to Europe in the late 1960´s. Blumenfeld´s works are characterized by the way she takes solid, complex units and adds thinner, shell-like elements, which significantly change the mass of each piece: sculptures that had previously seemed earthbound suddenly acquire a sense of flight.