Mimmo Paladino is inspired by the art and artifacts of diverse cultures. He combines images drawn from mathematics, science, and art with ancient signs and symbols to create works of art that appear dreamlike and ambiguous. In Zenit, (or Zenith in English), Paladino has created a bronze sculpture of an elegant riderless horse. A geometric form that mathematicians call a stellated dodecahedron (a star-shaped form with twelve faces) appears to balance on one of its points on the horse’s back.
Courtesy of The Gateway Foundation.
Dimensions: 197″ x 47″ x 177″
Year Completed: 1999
Material: Bronze, aluminum
Owner: Gateway Foundation