His searing childhood experiences profoundly shaped the sculptor he was to become, renowned for works of majesty and life-affirming power.
A first-hand narrative of the horrors of Bergen-Belsen, seen through the eyes of a child, and the remarkable life that followed.
At the age of five, Maurice Blik experienced some of the worst atrocities of WW2, a legacy that remained silent in him for almost forty years, until it found a voice in the sculpture he began to create in the late 1970s.
As the story unfolds, so clues from his past emerge, and connect with his artistic legacy. Often reticent when asked to talk about his work, Maurice Blik has tended to leave it to others to interpret his sculptures. In this artobiography, he takes conclusive ownership of the narrative, acknowledging links between his dramatic past and key bodies of his work.
The first edition has been produced as a limited and highly collectable run of 1,000 slipcase covered hardback books, each to be individually numbered and signed by Maurice Blik.
500 copies of this important work have been made available for pre-order here.
Important – please note: books will be despatched following the book’s launch on 26 January 2022, in time for International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust 2022.
With a forward by Natasha Kaplinsky.