Very Early Bertoia Sonambient
Among the first experimental works leading to the creation of the celebrated Sonambient style. Executed prior to 1961, it is a wonderful prototype for the work that would dominate the remainder of Bertoia´s career. A very unusual dense configuration of 12 x 15 gilt stainless steel wires, are affixed to a welded base. The early years of tonal sculpture fabrication saw a variety of experiments carried out to determine the optimal style of base, ultimately evolving to the solid slab base (typically bronze). The extreme delicacy of the rods makes for a very quiet gentle tone, while highlighting the kinetic activity of the form. A seminal work by Bertoia in excellent original condition. 21"H 4.75" W 4.75" D.