The Seals of Time

The massive boulder with an outlined spiral ornament contains a secret enchanted in the stone. This is one of the series of works by Ewa Beyer-Formela with the metaphorical title Seals of Time, which refers to the history of
the local granite. Brought by a glacier millions of years ago, it remained in the landscape of Kashubia as a silent witness to the history of the Earth. It comes in many colours and varieties, and artists notice its timeless beauty and exceptional formal qualities.

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.

The author: Ewa Beyer-Formela (1935- 2022) 
Date: 1993 
Material: granite