11 OCTOBER 2022 – SEPTEMBER 2023

Swiss artist Claudia Comte has long been inspired by the wonders of nature. Her love of flora and fauna from different environments has resulted in magnificent sculptures in the form of cacti, coral, and leaves. Inspired by the 24-pin and red oak trees inhabiting Central Wharf Park, she developed this new body of work, FIVE MARBLE LEAVES. The enlarged leaves are the product of Comte’s study of the varieties of oak in the park. The oak leaves “star-like” shape led to totemic yet whimsical sculptures carved from Carrara marble. FIVE MARBLE LEAVES is on view at Central Wharf Park across from the New England Aquarium at 250 Atlantic Ave in Boston, MA. Five Marble Leaves is Now + There’s third collaboration with guest curator Pedro Alonzo.The five works are rendered in various engaging forms and placed along the path to the Boston waterfront as if they had fallen from the trees. The works reflect the seasonal cycle of leaves, falling in autumn and growing back in spring. Leading the viewer to reflect upon a woodland environment the installation highlights the often-overlooked miracle of nature. FIVE MARBLE LEAVES, 2022
White Carrara Marble
265 x 77.2 x 31 cm, 315 x 92.3 x 33 cm, 5 x 100 x 27 cm, 146 x 195 x 37 cm, 37 x 240 x 100 cmThe five sculptures are complemented by six marble plaques bearing fragments of quotes by leading environmental activists such as David Attenborough, Rachel Carson, Jane Goodall, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Greta Thunberg, and Paul Watson.
White Carrara Marble
60 x 60 cm

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Claudia Comte (b. 1983 in Grancy, Switzerland) is an artist based in the countryside outside of Basel, Switzerland. She studied at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne, ECAL (2004-2007) followed by a Masters of Art in Science of Education at Haute Ecole Pédagogique, Visual Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland (2008-2010). 

Comte works between media, often combining sculptures or installations with wall paintings to create environments where works relate to each other with a visual rhythm that is both methodical and playful. Her work is defined by her interest in the memory of materials and by a careful observation of how the hand relates to d...
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