16 March 2008

Saint-Allouestre Brittany on March 9th 2008



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Maria Nordman (1943-)

Maria Nordman, born in Görlitz, Germany, in 1943. Installation at the Domaine de Kerguéhennec in Brittany, France, entitled Fragment pour une cité nouvelle or Fragment for a new city, 1987-1989, executed in Bignan granite and slate in the old forge of the Kerguéhennec estate:









More on Maria Nordman here, here and on Google. From the New York Times article:
Ms. Nordman was born in Silesia and brought to the United States by her family when she was young. She works in a storefront and rides a bicycle; she cannot drive a car. She loves classical music and the Chartres cathedral. She shares an interest in light with Los Angeles artists like Robert Irwin and Larry Bell. The swollen silence and formal grace of her work brings to mind other artists of her generation like Martin Puryear and Vija Celmins.