The desert rose, a naturally occurring stone formation, is 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 and exterior components of polished forms. The meticulous concern for detail—in form and in casting—is the artist’s hallmark
Arnaldo Pomodoro. Disk in the Form of a Desert Rose, 1993–1994 (Meijer Sculpture Park casting, 1999–2000). Bronze, 118 x 118 x 39 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Arnaldo Pomodoro.