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Perforation image from Serif Art Gallery. © Serif Inc, 1996

Valira Torrent - bulletin of the Andorran Philatelic Study Circle. Issue 39, p8 (Apr 1994).

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More Sculpture

by David Hope

Sculpture by Erik Dietman

Two more sculptures to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Social Security appeared last year.

"Pep, Lu, Canolich......and the Others" is the work of Erik Dietman, a Swede based in Paris. From what I can gather he seems to have used various materials to produce his objects including surgical gauze and sticking plaster. In 1989 he received the National Grand Prix of Sculpture awarded by the French Minister of Culture. The sculpture shown on the stamp has been made from rocks along the river near Escaldes-Engordany. Sculpture by Michael Warren I assume that the sculptured rocks are illustrating the history of Andorra, but I must admit that the leaflet from the French Bureau is none too clear about it. Perhaps they are confused as well!

The second sculpture, entitled "A Pagan Scene" is easier to describe. It is the work of Michael Warren from Dublin. The sculpture takes the form of pillars of wood planted on a rectangular terrace made of concrete, reminiscent perhaps of the stone menhirs of pagan times. Included in the sculpture is a small, round wooden basin recalling a baptismal font. The whole suggests a pagan scene as well as a sanctuary with man, nature and divine in unison.

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