Jo Kley’s work is rooted in the intensive way he deals with archetypal symbols and the
study of nature, which have always been the model for man’s artistic creations. Ladders, towers, stars, crystals, spirals and knots constitute the central themes which, with strength and imagination, he commits to stone. Jo Kley is fascinated by the classical works of Michelangelo, Bernini or Thorwaldsen, yet also by the early works of Ancient Greece, whose evocative mythological layers often provide the inspirational material of his (stony)
dreams and his world of classical deities.
Sculptures 2000-2002: Collection Dr. Günther Schirm, Dortmund/Germany.
ruler of the heavens and the (surface) earth / Carrara marble / h 55 cm
ruler of the seas and waterways / Noir Belge (marble) / h 26 cm
earth goddess and protector of fertility / Rosso Verona (limestone) / h 60 cm
wife and sister of Zeus, protector of marriage and birth / Bardiglio (marble) / h 55 cm
Artemis' twin brother, stands for law, order, and peace / Carrara marble / h 75 cm
Zeus' daughter, Apollos' twin sister, goddess of hunting and archery / Cipollino Versilia (marble) / h 40 cm
only son of Hera and Zeus, god of war and battle / Rosso Laguna (marble) / h 60 cm
Aphrodite (Venus), goddess of love, beauty and fertility / Portoro (limestone) h 55 cm Adonis (right) / Carrara marble / h 60 cm
goddess of wisdom and war, patron of art and science / Carrara marble / h 60 cm
son of Zeus and his messenger, protector of travelers, shepherds and merchants / Rosa Portogallo (marble) / h 30 cm
god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes / Noir d'Izeste (marble) / h 55 cm
god of wine and fertility / Rouge Griotte (marble) / h 60 cm