Two Sources

Two Sources is a monumental sculptural composition blended into Fr. Otto Bowien Green, made by Ewa Beyer-Formela of white marble. In the massive block, you can see two connected shapes covered with ornamental ribbons reminiscent of river meanders and waves of flowing water. The work was created at a plein-air workshop at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko in the late 1970s. It was then that the artist first encountered marble from Stronie Śląskie, a material that has fascinated her ever since. Before being placed in South Park in Sopot in the 1980s, the sculpture was presented at several exhibitions, including the Zachęta Gallery in Warsaw.

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.

Author: Ewa Beyer-Formela (1935- 2022)
Date: 1978
Technique: marble