|Name Liviu Mocan|
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Liviu Mocan (born 1955) is a Romanian sculptor and poet who works with Christian and spiritual themes.
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- Statements on his work
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Early life and education
Mocan was born and raised in Cara, Cluj county in Western Transylvania. His parents, Valer and Ana Mocan, were devoted Christians. Their faith greatly influenced Mocan's own spiritual development and the themes of his sculpture.
Mocan studied sculpture in Cluj-Napoca. He enrolled in the Romul Ladea Art High School, graduating in 1975. Mocan then attended the Academy for Visual Arts in Cluj-Napoca, graduating in 1991. Soon after, he went to the United States, becoming artist in residence at Anderson University and Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi.
Mocan is married to Rodica, a Lecturer at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. They have three children: Emma Teodora, Paul Anghel and David Timotei.
Mocan has received the “Ioan Alexandru Prize for Fine Arts” (2005, The Cultural Association Alumar, Bistrița, Romania); First prize for metal at the International Exhibition “Ars of Fire” (2001, Apollo Galleries, Bucharest); Nomination for “Romanian Professional Fine Arts Prize for Sculpture” (2000); First prize at the competition for the memorial dedicated to the December 1989 Revolution (1999, Cluj-Napoca City Council); Blackhorn Gallery Prize (2000, Liverpool, UK); Second place at the competition for the monument of Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1998, Cluj County Council, Romania); “Romul Ladea Prize” (1992, Small Sculpture Biennale, Arad, Romania), Honorable Mention (1992, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College)
best known characteristic works
The Shot Pillars is a sculpture on Union Square in Cluj-Napoca, Romania that commemorates the demonstrators who were shot there in December 1989, during protests against the Ceausescu regime.
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Series of works
Statements on his work
Liviu Mocan on his work: “When my hands touch the marble or the granite or the wood, When my hands deepen in soft clay, I touch God’s hands. God’s hands are there waiting for me. I feel them, I try to see, I try to listen… This is how, resculpting His sculptures, I tie myself, day by day, to the Universe. This is how, resculpting His sculptures, I understand, day by day, how inadequate I am. I am a sculptor, I am a sculpture. I call myself in the way I was named: Liviu Mocan.”