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Małgorzata Chodakowska, 1965 | Water Statues

Małgorzata Chodakowska works primarily in wood and bronze and is well known for the seductive balance of her figures.
But, she doesn't just stop there…
Małgorzata Chodakowska creates unusual statues, which bring water and bronze together to form spectacular fountains. Initially, she carves the statue from a large oak trunk, forming the general shape she wishes to create. As Małgorzata carves away layer by layer, the large pieces of wood transform into magnificent statues.

Polish-born sculptor Małgorzata Chodakowska moved to Dresden in south-eastern Germany in 1991.
Chodakowska and her husband have made their home in the countryside on the edge of Dresden since 1995: she has held German citizenship since 2018.

She returns frequently to her "Stammfrauen" (loosely, "archetypal women") sculptures of women, generally naked and carved in wood, and has also produced figures for fountains and competition pieces.

A striking if slightly unconventional outdoor exhibition area for many of her pieces is provided by the small vineyard on the edge of Dresden where she lives with her husband, (who in 2019 insisted to a reporter that his sculptress wife "brings more income home" than is delivered by the couple's 11 acre winery).

Her public profile was raised by her figure of Trauerndes Mädchen am Tränenmeer (Grieving Girl at the Sea of Tears) which commemorates the bombing of the city in February 1945, and which was completed and installed at the city's Heidefriedhof cemetery in 2010.

Malgorzata Chodakowska, scultrice Polacca, ha studiato presso l'Accademia di Belle Arti di Varsavia proseguendo il percorso fino alla laurea, nel 1991, all'Accademia di Belle Arti di Vienna.
"Fontaines" è l'ultimo lavoro della scultrice Polacca Małgorzata Chodakowska.
Bronzi sinuosi, soggetti poetici, da cui zampilla acqua, sembrano muoversi davanti agli occhi..
I getti d’acqua che completano l’opera sono dei giochi d’acqua, infatti, sgorgano da punti insoliti contribuendo a creare un particolare effetto dinamico nelle opere. Veli d’acqua diventano vaporosi tutù di ballerine danzanti sulle punte.