Material: sapphirine

Height: 115 mm

Length: 215 mm

The metamorphoses of the author’s sculptures are limitless: in each work, the image of a snail changes the angles of plastic embodiment and acquires new unexpected meanings.

In the sculpture “Gothic” snail embodies the cyclicity of time. The twisted spiral of the shell rushes upwards like the architecture of a Gothic cathedral. The fragile sapphire tower is permeated with light and air. This snail is the antithesis to the unhurried mollusk, its entire design is dynamic.

The stone-carving sculpture “Gothic” was exhibited at the Salon du Patrimoine Culturel Carrusel du Louvre (Paris, France) in 2007.

In 2016, the State Hermitage Museum acquired the sculpture for its collection.