Fragment

A "Fragment" is a part of something - broken off or detached. Jonathan Prince is fascinated by the reinterpretation of human-made objects, which may give information about the culture of it's creator and/or users.

In essence -  the definition of an artifact. Many of the sculptures resemble objects that we recognize as familiar forms but, remain enigmatic as to their utility. The  "Fragments" may at first glance appear to be a broken portion of an ancient artifact however, further investigation may result in more questions than answers.

• What was the form before it was broken?

• What was it used for?

• What culture might it have come from?

• Is this object old?

• How could this be made by hand out of such hard stone?

• If made by hand, how could it be machined so perfectly?

• Maybe this is not a fragment of any useful object?

His hope is that each of the unlimited questions imagined are specific to the individual observer - In other words - our own experiences shape the questions we ask.

 

Fragment II

Zimbabwe Granite / Gold Leaf / Steel Base 
16 x 30 x 8 inches | 42 x 76 x 20 cm
2010 

Fragment 3 (Caldera)

Zimbabwe Granite / Gold Leaf / Steel Base 
32 x 28 x 28 inches | 81 x 71 x 71 cm
2010 

Broken Torus

Cambrian Black Granite 
40 x 80 x 40 inches | 102 x 203 x 102 cm
2008 

Cog

Cambrian Black Granite / Palladium Leaf 
24 x 22 x 22 inches | 61 x 56 x 56 cm
2009 

Fragment I

Zimbabwe Granite / Gold and Palladium Leaf / Steel Base 
14 x 33 x 9 inches | 36 x 84 x 23 cm
2009 

Fragment 4 (Elixir)

Zimbabwe Granite / Gold Leaf / Steel Base 
64 x 24 x 24 inches | 163 x 61 x 61 cm
2010 

Marrow

South African Black Granite 
110 x 35 x 19 inches | 279 x 89 x 28 cm
2008 

Occulus

Shanxi Black Granite 
22 x 24 x 26 inches | 56 x 61 x 66 cm
2007 

Rim of the World

Indian Black and Dakota Red Granite 
19 x 27 x 12 inches | 48 x 69 x 30 cm
2009 

Eclipse

Cambrian Black Granite / Steel Base 
84 x 48 x 23 inches | 213 x 122 x 58 cm
2008 

Oracle

Cambrian Black Granite 
80 x 72 x 39 inches | 203 x 183 x 99 cm
2009 

Water Table

Shanxi Black Granite 
15 x 36 x 20 inches | 38 x 91 x 51 cm
2006 

Broken Cylinder

Cambrian Black Granite 
59 x 44 x 19 inches | 150 x 112 x 48 cm
2008