Gifted artist ‘tears up rule book’ to create gorgeous bronze water sculptures

Małgorzata Chodakowska from Łódż spends around 6 months to bring each sculpture to life with her amazing water technique. Małgorzata Chodakowska

A Polish artist has managed to add movement to sculpture by using water to give her work the “pure joy of life”.

The very nature of sculpture and the materials used to create it means that it is generally rigid and inflexible, but Małgorzata Chodakowska has broken the rule book by using fountains in combination with bronze figures.

The artist said: “My fountains spread the pure joy of life by combining the element of water with the raw material, bronze.”Małgorzata Chodakowska

One of her pieces is of a ballet dancer with a circular wall of water flowing out to form her skirt, while another has a woman flicking her long braided hair into the air.

The streams of water that flow from the ends of braids gives the sculpture a dynamic sense of movement.

The water creates a movement that gives Chodakowska's sculptures a magical human presence.Małgorzata Chodakowska

“It takes me two to six months to make a sculpture depending on its complexity,” said the 55-year-old Łódż-born artist.

“My fountains spread the pure joy of life by combining the element of water with the raw material, bronze."

Art critic Dawid Wiktorski said of her work: “These sculptures are beautiful in themselves but the genius of their creator has decided to connect them inseparably with water by turning them into fountains.”Małgorzata Chodakowska

Chodakowska has been one of the leading lights of Polish sculpture since graduating from Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1985.Małgorzata Chodakowska
Małgorzata Chodakowska
One of her pieces is of a ballet dancer with a circular wall of water flowing out to form her skirt.Małgorzata Chodakowska

In an article posted on Chodakowska’s website, art critic Dawid Wiktorski wrote: “These sculptures are beautiful in themselves but the genius of their creator has decided to connect them inseparably with water by turning them into fountains.”

Chodakowska, who now lives in eastern Germany, has been one of the leading lights of Polish sculpture since graduating from Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts in 1985.


Along with working in bronze she has also used wood from uprooted trees.

Małgorzata Chodakowska

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