Opera się nie skończy, dopóki śpiewa gruba dama

(The opera ain‘t over till the fat lady sings)
A large tambourine, 5 m diameter x 1,2 m, red-white coated aluminum construction with seven bronze pigeons atop standing upright at the entrance to the sculpture park of the Center for Polish Sculpture, Oronsko/PL. Completed 2017.

Posi­tioned at the entrance, the tambourine is a prelude to the sculpture-park and an announcement of whatever follows. It focuses the view and draws the eye into the depth of the scenery. The sculpture utilizes the entire space and turns the lawn into a stage. Apart from being used to accompany dances, tambourines were played in proces­sions, at festiv­ities or to announce a grand entrance. Pigeons that rest atop the instrument introduce tempo­rality into the scene: the date of announcement lies in the past, a frozen moment of joyful antic­i­pation - it remains unclear, whether the perfor­mance ever happened.

Client: Center for Polish Sculpture, Oronsko/PL
in accor­dance with Eulalia Domanowska, Director

Photos: Thorsten Goldberg