The medium of cast marble met and exceeded the challenges that Frederick Hart demanded of it. Hart wanted a material that would have the feel of the Indiana Limestone that he came to love and revere after almost two decades of work on the Washington National Cathedral. Hart remembered how the stone’s organic feel and texture made it a perfect material to translate his thoughts and ideas. As it worked so beautifully for his monumental public work so to he wanted to use it for his private work.
The challenge was to find a way to translate that look and feel into editioned works. Hart in collaboration with Ovidiu Colea, a close associate and owner of the foundry who collaborated with him on the innovation of working with clear acrylic resin, developed the exact formula for cast marble that could meet Hart’s aesthetic criteria.