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Artist ID: 2285

Mountains, rocks and stone have always fascinated me as a visible connection to the past, a remnant from the history of our planet. As a sculptor I take unyielding materials and work to release the universal stories of humanity contained – stories of tragedy, loss, triumph and gain –stories as old as time. Armed with my own life experiences, my own stories as guiding tools, I take hammer and chisel to stone to reveal three-dimensional visual expressions of human emotion. My figurative-abstract sculptures explore all facets of life – relationships with each other, with earth, with universe; concepts of feminine and masculine, family and individual; experiences of joy, pain, conflict, peace, devastation, rebirth. Just as stone is ages old, these experiences are as well: the journey of the stone parallels the journey of humanity. It is my hope that in these uncertain times my Art can serve as a refuge, an ‘oasis of beauty and contemplation’, away from the disturbed reality.

Alice Kiderman, Russian born sculptor, has exhibited nationally and internationally. Initially trained as a linguist and educator, she gradually changed her career path and followed her passion for sculpture and stone carving.
She says, “It’s an incredible journey… from inspiration, frustration, to exhilaration in no particular order”.

Kiderman has been featured in numerous publications, had museums exhibitions, and is a recipient of awards in sculpture. Her sculptures are in public and private collections in US and Europe. As M.J. Albacete, Executive Director at the Canton Museum of Art states, Kiderman depicts “…the globular, pulsing, throbbing, evocations of human emotion in sculpture.”

“Kiderman’s forms come from a softer, more subtly distilled and mysterious place, with a clearly soulful respect for the nature of her chosen material. Her works are imbued with a quiet magic… It’s as if the great skill and refinement of her craft has accessed the soul of the stone and given it a voice. The very act of sculpting it can reasonably be seen as a metaphor for revealing and facing the history of…us.” Tom Vachunas, Art critic.

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