Stone sculpture ‘Aviko’

By Jan-Carel Koster

Salvaged in liberty

This stone sculpture called “Salvaged in Liberty” for Dutch company Aviko is carved from a 2 meter high block of Rojo Alicante. Such a block weighs approximately 4000 kg.

The sculpture was made in Jan-Carel’s Spanish workshop (Catral) and was transported from there to the customer in the Netherlands.

Technical Information

Material:  Rojo Alicante (Red Marble)
Origins:  Spain
Weight of rock:  4000kg
Height:  200 cm
Source of the rock
The photo gallery below shows where the stone comes from. This is a quarry near Jan-Carel’s workshop. One of the photos shows which part of the mountain is used to carve the sculpture for Aviko. The Alicante Rojo stone type is a type of marble that was created approximately 60 million years ago. When carving this material, fossils and crystals from that time often emerge. Even crystal chambers sometimes contain water that has been trapped all this time.

The meaning of this sculpture has been described but not publicly stated for privacy reasons. The stone sculpture was a gift for the Director in which part of his private life is included.

rojo alicante

Rojo Alicante (Red Marble)

Rojo Alicante refers to a type of red marble that is quarried in the Alicante region of southeastern Spain. This marble is known for its striking red color with white or golden veins and is widely used in various architectural and decorative applications.

Video about the AVIKO sculpture

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Are you interested in having a bespoke artwork made for you? There is a wide variety of possibilities, from type of (gem)stones used, dimensions and personalizations. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Jan-Carel to find out what’s possible.

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