completed 2022, Haná

photo FOTES

St. Joseph, carved into snowy white Carrara marble, stands guard and intercedes on behalf of the faithful Christian dead. This tension – the interface between heaven and earth – is reflected by the levitating pedestal made of earthy black Nero Zimbabwe stone.

The grave at the local cemetery has served my family for several generations. But the ravages of time eventually demanded a more radical intervention, renovation, and the removal of deposits.

The black stone slabs copy the dimensions of the family grave. They are loosely placed on galvanized steel beams attached to the concrete foundation via adjustable pedestals.


Stonemasonry work was provided by Kamen Engineering, metalwork by Milan Trnkal.