The Column, sculpted by Ewa Beyer-Formela, embedded in the landscape of Miłosz Square, captivates the viewer with its whiteness and unusual form. The artist used White Marianna, a unique variety of marble from Lower Silesia. The sculpture is an original presentation of the idea, a variation on the column as an element of ancient Greek architecture. The column that supports the building brings associations with antiquity, the foundation of European culture and civilisation.
Ewa Beyer-Formela was born in 1935 in Kartuzy. She has repeatedly emphasised the influence of growing up in Kashubia on her later artistic choices. The artist was particularly close to nature, an inexhaustible source of inspiration for her. In 1960, she defended her diploma Professor Stanisław Horno-Popławski at the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. She participated in the post-war reconstruction of Gdańsk. She created outdoor and intimate sculptures in granite, marble, wood, metal and ceramics. Ewa Beyer-Formela also had an interest in drawing, watercolour and pastels. The Sopot-based artist died in 2022.
Co-financed under the Program of the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko entitled “Sculpture in Public Space for Independent Poland – 2021”.
Author: Ewa Beyer-Formela (1935- 2022)