When the first European explorers discovered the Polynesian Easter Island in 1722 they found a large number of monumental statues made of rock.
These huge monolithic human figures are called “ Mo’ai Ma’ea “, meaning “statues of stone”, and were carved by the Rapa Nui people a long time ago.
Unique and mysterious in their own minimalistic style, their powerful image must have exerted a magic influence on me while creating the sculpture below…
“Mo’ai Ma’ea” by Peggy Berghaeuser-Rottler
32x20x18cm – concrete
This sculpture will take part in the upcoming group exhibition
“IV ediçᾶo Valores do Sítio de Sines" at the Centro Cultural Emmerico Nunes (CCEN) in Sines, Portugal.
The opening of the exhibition will be on saturday, May 11, at 18.30 hrs.