Krakow’s Father Bernatek footbridge (Kładka Ojca Bernatka) is the perfect setting for a temporary open air exhibition of the most amazing gravity defying, acrobatic sculptures.
The nine acrobatic figures form the exhibition entitled ‘Between the water and the sky’ (Między wodą a niebem) by Polish artist Jerzy ‘Jotki’ Kędziora. The artist has exhibited around the world, and describes the work as ‘living forces of nature’.
The sculptures are quite unique in the way the artist uses the law of physics, to add to the impact of the large figures, suspended gracefully amongst the bridge supports. The unusual installation, which Kędziora claims to be the only sculptures in the world suspended by only one or two support points, using lines, rods, pyramids and figures balancing on top of each other, which add to the effect of balance and defiance of gravity.
The sculptures will be exhibited until 12th December, personally, I think the city should dig deep into it’s coffers to make the installation permanent.
About the artist:
Jerzy Kędziora – sculptor, painter, educator. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. He is a member of the World Symposium of Sculpture Kinetic and a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Sculptors.
BETWEEN THE WATER AND THE SKY (click on image to view gallery)
All gallery images © David McGirr Photography/Kraków Media 2016