Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose

Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose

Photo by William J. Hebert

A desert rose is a naturally occurring stone formation and the inspiration for this piece. Italian-born Arnaldo Pomodoro began his career creating theater sets, costumes, and jewelry before turning to large scale sculpture. Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose reveals the interior as well as the exterior components of polished forms. The meticulous concern for detail, in both form and casting, are hallmark to the artist.

Arnaldo Pomodoro. Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose, 1993–1994 (Meijer Sculpture Park casting, 1999–2000). Bronze, 118.11 x 118.11 x 39.37 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Arnaldo Pomodoro.