Sculptures

2021

Dachschaden (I am towering)
Dachschaden (I am towering)

black, red and white stoneware 42 x 25 x 14 cm

Dachschaden (I am towering)
Dachschaden (I am towering)

black, red and white stoneware 42 x 25 x 14 cm

Dachschaden (I am towering)
Dachschaden (I am towering)

black, red and white stoneware 42 x 25 x 14 cm

Dachschaden (I am towering)83
Dachschaden (I am towering)83

black, red and white stoneware 42 x 25 x 14 cm

Dachschaden (I am towering)
Dachschaden (I am towering)

black, red and white stoneware 42 x 25 x 14 cm

Dachschaden (I am towering)
Dachschaden (I am towering)

black, red and white stoneware 42 x 25 x 14 cm

Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone
Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone

white stoneware 19 x 12 x 16 cm

Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone
Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone

white stoneware 19 x 12 x 16 cm

Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone
Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone

white stoneware 19 x 12 x 16 cm

Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone
Yolo, the werewolf who wants to hug someone

white stoneware 19 x 12 x 16 cm

The griff always drinks the coffee with milk
The griff always drinks the coffee with milk

red, black and white stoneware 15 x 12 x 14 cm

The griff always drinks the coffee with milk
The griff always drinks the coffee with milk

red, black and white stoneware 15 x 12 x 14 cm

The griff always drinks the coffee with milk
The griff always drinks the coffee with milk

red, black and white stoneware 15 x 12 x 14 cm

The griff always drinks the coffee with milk
The griff always drinks the coffee with milk

red, black and white stoneware 15 x 12 x 14 cm

The griff always drinks the coffee with milk
The griff always drinks the coffee with milk

red, black and white stoneware 15 x 12 x 14 cm

The griff always drinks the coffee with milk
The griff always drinks the coffee with milk

red, black and white stoneware 15 x 12 x 14 cm

Pakli
Pakli

white stoneware 5 x 8 x 3 cm

Pakli
Pakli

white stoneware 5 x 8 x 3 cm

Pakli
Pakli

white stoneware 5 x 8 x 3 cm

Pakli
Pakli

white stoneware 5 x 8 x 3 cm

Pakli
Pakli

white stoneware 5 x 8 x 3 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cross-Fit
Cross-Fit

black and white stoneware 41 x 21 x 22 cm

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors
Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors
Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors
Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors
Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors
Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors
Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

Cerberus doesn't know how to play rock-paper-scissors

2020

Ich baume (I am treeing)
Ich baume (I am treeing)

black and white stoneware 50 x 22 x 16 cm

Ich baume (I am treeing)
Ich baume (I am treeing)

black and white stoneware 50 x 22 x 16 cm

Ich baume (I am treeing)
Ich baume (I am treeing)

black and white stoneware 50 x 22 x 16 cm

Ich baume (I am treeing)
Ich baume (I am treeing)

black and white stoneware 50 x 22 x 16 cm

Ich baume (I am treeing)
Ich baume (I am treeing)

black and white stoneware 50 x 22 x 16 cm

Ich baume (I am treeing)
Ich baume (I am treeing)

black and white stoneware 50 x 22 x 16 cm

Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)
Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)

black and white stoneware 28 x 10 x 8 cm

Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)
Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)

black and white stoneware 28 x 10 x 8 cm

Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)
Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)

black and white stoneware 28 x 10 x 8 cm

Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)
Jungfrau Maria hat einen Kater (Virgin Mary is having a tomcat/hangover)

black and white stoneware 28 x 10 x 8 cm

Otitis media
Otitis media

black and white stoneware 22 x 15 x 17 cm

Otitis media
Otitis media

black and white stoneware 22 x 15 x 17 cm

Otitis media
Otitis media

black and white stoneware 22 x 15 x 17 cm

Otitis media
Otitis media

black and white stoneware 22 x 15 x 17 cm

Castor and Pollux are chronically tired of life
Castor and Pollux are chronically tired of life

black and white stoneware 22 x 18 x 18

Castor and Pollux are chronically tired of life
Castor and Pollux are chronically tired of life

black and white stoneware 22 x 18 x 18

Castor and Pollux are chronically tired of life
Castor and Pollux are chronically tired of life

black and white stoneware 22 x 18 x 18

The mermaid is very happy about her new cat
The mermaid is very happy about her new cat

white and black stoneware 15 x 16 x 18 cm

The mermaid is very happy about her new cat
The mermaid is very happy about her new cat

white and black stoneware 15 x 16 x 18 cm

The mermaid is very happy about her new cat
The mermaid is very happy about her new cat

white and black stoneware 15 x 16 x 18 cm

The mermaid is very happy about her new cat
The mermaid is very happy about her new cat

white and black stoneware 15 x 16 x 18 cm

The mermaid is very happy about her new cat
The mermaid is very happy about her new cat

white and black stoneware 15 x 16 x 18 cm

The centaur just realized that he's late from a date
The centaur just realized that he's late from a date

red stoneware 12 x 8 x 13 cm

The centaur just realized that he's late from a date
The centaur just realized that he's late from a date

red stoneware 12 x 8 x 13 cm

The centaur just realized that he's late from a date
The centaur just realized that he's late from a date

red stoneware 12 x 8 x 13 cm

The sphinx doesn't like fish
The sphinx doesn't like fish

white and black stoneware with glaze 10 x 7 x 14 cm

The sphinx doesn't like fish
The sphinx doesn't like fish

white and black stoneware with glaze 10 x 7 x 14 cm

The sphinx doesn't like fish
The sphinx doesn't like fish

white and black stoneware with glaze 10 x 7 x 14 cm

The sphinx doesn't like fish
The sphinx doesn't like fish

white and black stoneware with glaze 10 x 7 x 14 cm

The harpy doesn't know if it's the hammer or the sickle
The harpy doesn't know if it's the hammer or the sickle

red and black stoneware 12 x 14 x 10 cm

The harpy doesn't know if it's the hammer or the sickle
The harpy doesn't know if it's the hammer or the sickle

red and black stoneware 12 x 14 x 10 cm

The harpy doesn't know if it's the hammer or the sickle
The harpy doesn't know if it's the hammer or the sickle

red and black stoneware 12 x 14 x 10 cm

Potato sculptures - 2018

Heart of Jesus 01
Heart of Jesus 01

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Heart of Jesus 02
Heart of Jesus 02

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Virgin Mary 03
Virgin Mary 03

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Virgin Mary 02
Virgin Mary 02

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Virgin Mary 01
Virgin Mary 01

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Guardian Angel
Guardian Angel

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Crucifix I. 01
Crucifix I. 01

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Crucifix I. 02
Crucifix I. 02

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Madonna I. 02
Madonna I. 02

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Madonna I. 01
Madonna I. 01

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Holy water crucifix 01
Holy water crucifix 01

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Holy water crucifix 02
Holy water crucifix 02

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Annuntiation
Annuntiation

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Altair of Virgin Mary
Altair of Virgin Mary

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Altair of Virgin Mary
Altair of Virgin Mary

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Holy Family
Holy Family

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Holy Family 01
Holy Family 01

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Holy Family 02
Holy Family 02

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Holy Family (detail)
Holy Family (detail)

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Madonna II
Madonna II

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Crucifix II.
Crucifix II.

potatoes, salt, watercolour palm-sized sculptures

Potatoes are tightly connected to agricultural work. In our home the whole family took part in the process of growing them. These actions, like all sort of housework, are eminently monotonous. However, a repetitive working procedure can also be seen as a sort of meditation or a prayer. In the life of the Hungarian peasantry work and religion have always composed an inseparable and organic unity. I remember my grandmother's shelves full of religious calendars, pictures of saints, crucifixes, figures of Virgin Mary and rosaries. In order to preserve the memory of this life I started carving these images into potatoes. The conservation of the potato-sculptures is implemented with salt. With this phenomenon the moisture - the ’water of life’ - seeps away, while the potato itself shrinks. This process is connected to the distortion of our memories. The water’s disappearance from the plant is in parallel with the fading of our emotions when we look at one relic left behind by our ancestors.

More info: 

https://swarmmag.com/art/potato-shrines/

https://molbert.brovdi.art/2017-2/en/novyny/sribnij-molbert-istoriya-uspihu-personalna-vistavka-gergo-bankuti-u-budapeshti

https://molbert.brovdi.art/2017-2/en/novyny/istoriya-uspihu-konceptualnij-proekt-potato-sculptures-uchasnika-sribnogo-molberta-gergo-bankuti

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