Sculptor Pol Bury

Pol Bury was a Belgian-born sculptor known for fantastical spherical works. His massive installations were heavily inspired by the work of Alexander Calder, and throughout his career he created massive fountains for the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Palais-Royale Gardens in Paris and Tokyo’s Tohuka University of Art & Design. He began designing avante-garde statement jewelry in 1968, which incorporated the strong, circular components of his works into wearable art.

“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault