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The "Pain" Sculpture

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Pain Sculpture



This superb piece of sculpture is part of a coffin, to be used for a person who wants to make a personal statement, even after death.

It consists of a coffin, over which is carved the image of a girl, carefully and expertly carved and stained. It represents the sadness and grief of those who are left behind after a loved one dies.

It is shown here displayed in the showrooms of Ethnoarta, a centre of excellence for Romanian traditional and religious art.




Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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The model for the girl on the coffin was a beautiful, petite woman, a nurse from Dr Gheorghe's Medical Unit, Camelia Ciontu, aged 35.

If you click on the small pictures, you may see the outline of the future sculpture, drawn around the model's hands at this point, but later the head, hair and body were outlined also to give a naturalistic sculpture drawn literally from life!

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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This is an early stage in the construction and carving of the work. At this point the basic coffin has been constructed, and the wood for the sculpture of "pain", the girl in the sculpture, has been attached and roughly shaped.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Here the sculptor Ion Codrut can be seen working on the sculpture designed by Dr Gheorghe for his company, Ethnoarta

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Ion Codrut and Dr Gheorghe worked hard on the sculpture for a period of two weeks. Ion Codrut is an excellent sculptor, aged 45, who lives in Filiaşi, as does Dr Gheorghe.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Here we can see the piece gradually taking shape.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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Ion Codrut worked on the sculpture in a small building near his house in Filiaşi.

The sculpture and coffin are made from beech wood, a particularly suitable species for this work.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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At this point the hair of the girl in the sculpture has been carefully sculpted, though not quite finished at this point.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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In the hands of the sculpture have been placed wooden stakes, hammered in, an allegory for the life of Jesus, where life continued after death, because of the good things which He had done.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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The girl is shown draped over the coffin in this special position, as though she wants to stop the dead person from leaving her and this life, with her hands digging into the wood.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe




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On the wood of the lid of the coffin there are many circles, as though from rain or tears of regret falling on the coffin and etching it with their shapes.

Photo: Adrian Gheorghe








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