Chris Berti – “Whorl”

Chris Berti hand-carved Whorl, which measures 6.5×6.5 inches, from salvaged black granite.  As Berti puts it: “In nature, the stone evolves and changes, hit by rain and sun, it fades and erodes.  In a sense, I speed up the process and uncover my ideas as natural forces uncover qualities of the rock through time and energy.”  The graceful, sinuous carving suggests a visual puzzle, inviting the viewer to run hand over the captivating surface.  Chris Berti‘s sculpture will be featured at our Art Chicago exhibition March 29th through April 2nd and in a showing of his work in the gallery October 21st through November 26th.  View more of Chris Berti’s sculpture here.