Lorenzo Quinn

Force of Nature at Marina Barrage, Singapore
, cm

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About the artwork

In The Force of Nature, Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, depicts a woman seeking to harness the power of the Earth. The artist gained his inspiration from the ravaged coast in Thailand after a tsunami and the aftermath of a hurricane in the United States of America. Dedicated to Mother Nature, Lorenzo Quinn’s sculpture enters into the immemorial tradition of offerings to the gods in the hope of appeasing them. The woman in the sculpture seems to catch the force and raw energy of nature. This piece showcases the strong links and bonds between human beings and nature and serves as a reminder of how one should do all that is possible to bond with Mother Nature, something that is increasingly difficult in modern society.

About the artist

Lorenzo Quinn was born in Rome in 1966. Although he was raised in both the United States and Italy, it was in Italy where he discovered his love for art. Quinn can be described as a prodigy in the art world. Lorenzo's work is included in many impressive private collections throughout the world, which has lead to a prodigious amount of commissioned work. This includes being commissioned by the Vatican to sculpt the likeness of Saint Anthony. Many of Lorenzo's sculptures often featured the symbol that has become synonymous with Lorenzo's work - the human hand.  "The reason I sculpt the hand is because I need to communicate in a universal language, especially since I exhibit in five continents. The use of this hand language helps me achieve this, creating a dialogue." Lorenzo seeks inspiration for his sculptures from everyday life and believes art should not be merely decorative but have meaning; transmit emotions, as well as being aesthetically well-balanced.

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