The Force of Nature

Lorenzo Quinn
2018  |  Cast bronze and stainless steel

An artist known for figurative sculptures including monumental installations of hands in Venice, Italy, Quinn has created different versions of The Force of Nature, which have been exhibited in public and private spaces throughout the world.

Owner: Comstock Partners

Artist Statement:

“We humans think of ourselves as supreme beings, above all others and in absolute control of our destiny and our surroundings. We live with a false sense of security only to be awakened by Mother Nature’s fury, almost as if she needs to remind us of her presence and our responsibility towards her child (The Earth).

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. This would be reminiscent of the early statues made as peace offerings to the Gods in the hope of quenching their anger.

In essence, people are not very different today from the people who lived thousands of years ago. We still devote ourselves to symbols in order to escape our destiny.”