Wings by Karoly Veress
Wings, circa 2000
painted sheet metal
74” x 67” x 14”
13th Street Winery Permanent Collection since 2009
“The design is a product of my experiences, of my feelings, and an accumulation of frequent themes of my work over the years. We often depict and symbolize freedom as acts of human courage. In this design I symbolize freedom in wings, partly protecting, and sheltering, but foremost enabling us to rise above the daily confusions. These wings sometimes lift us up out of a monstrous historic context into a state where all that remains is just one commitment: to human values, to the dignity of all human beings. This is what I consider to be freedom.” Karoly Veress
For Veress sculpting was more than a discovery; it was an explosion of exploring human emotions, not through words but through form. He emphasizes that work not only reflects the time of its creation, but must also have a timeless truth.
About The Artist:
Karoly Veress (1935-2020) was born in the rugged mountains of Transylvania. The upheaval of the Second World War forced him to recognize the fragility of his environment and the system that shaped it.