(by Mitch Kahn)
Babette Bloch’s monumental stainless steel interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing Vitruvian Man was dedicated at Shelton, Connecticut’s Enterprise Corporate Park on August 29th, 2012 before an audience of seven hundred. As envisioned by developer R.D. “Bob” Scinto, the Enterprise campus features a world-class sculpture park. Babette’s work is the latest addition.
Babette utilizes laser and water-cutting technology to create her heavy-gauge stainless steel sculptures which can be seen throughout the United States and Europe. This particular project took six years from conceptualization to completion.
“This has been a wonderful milestone project, so of course I wanted to share it with all of you! Working on historical projects and actualizing my drawings into stainless steel sculptures has been incredibly exciting and gratifying.
“This commission dates back to 2006. Creating my sculptural interpretation of Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man drawing has been a dream project combining my love of engineering and art while exploring Leonardo da Vinci’s multi-faceted brilliance.”