The specialist Goldfinch division of Edelweiss proudly presents Harmony Of Nature. The inspiration and design of this commission was led by Ambika Hinduja Macker from Impeccable Imaginations and she approached the specialist division Goldfinch by Edelweiss with her design inspiration and asked us to bring it to life.
Deeply inspired by nature, Hinduja looked at autumnal leaves as the starting point for her piece. Distilling her inspiration into a harmonious form, she created a sculptural, artistic interpretation of the leaf, replicating the essence of nature in a semi-abstract form.
Goldfinch then took this design inspiration and painstakingly morphed it around a real acoustic piano – still maintaining the intrinsic beauty of the form.
The sculpture is cast in bronze and clad in 22.5 karat moon-gold leaf, replicating the textures of nature. From a distance, the sculptural silhouette of the curled, dried shape of the leaf creates a vacillating illusion of its appearance, from the abstract to the real until the lid is lifted to reveal the glistening black and white keys held open by a thin twig-like curvilinear support.
From above, the sculpture reveals the exposed frame and soundboard, covered by an invisible mesh to protect the chords. It is from this point of view that the natural form of the sculpture comes to life, revealing the elongated, elegant form from tip to petiole. The back of the sculpture features two sets of mesh-covered circular holes, essential for sound functionality but at the same time referencing the natural features of fallen leaves. To contribute to the piece’s distinctive aesthetic the stool for the pianist is shaped like a small pebble covered in the same moon gold 22.5 karat gold leaf.
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