Bench and Ellipse Column

Jesus Bautista Moroles1950-2015, American
Bench c. 2001 and Ellipse Column c. 2005

Bench and Ellipse Column by Jesus Bautista Moroles

Although these are two separate works, they complement each other as a pair. Moroles works in granite, which is second only to diamonds in its hardness level. His carving techniques are untraditional, using a diamond saw to repeatedly chisel away slices of the dense stone. A slab of uncut granite may weight 10 tons, in contrast to the delicacy of the serene patterns he finds within it.

Gift of Alfred Harrison and Ingrid Lenz Harrison, 2017.

Located in the Harrison Sculpture Garden.