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Jaya SchurchHarmonic Divergence

Jaya Schurch
Switzerland (1958)

Harmonic Divergence, 2001
Sardinian granite and steel

Two massive blocks of Sardinian granite diverge from each other, defying gravity; each of the two blocks – which weigh approximately three tons each – is held together by a series of cables, placed at intervals of 130, 170 and 258 cm above the ground. The cables have a very specific relationship with each other and with the proportions of the granite blocks.
With this work the artist tells us that the proportional length of each corresponds to the harmonic intervals of music (different from the golden rule): the sculpture ingeniously combines the abstract qualities of music with science and art. The interdependence of the various elements thus becomes a metaphor for that existing between the work and the spectator, the work and its environment, and, in the grand scheme of things, between man and the universe.

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Gallery artista
Jaya Schurch
Switzerland (1958)


Jaya Schurch was born in Santa Barbara, California, USA on March 19, 1958. She grew up in California until 1972, when her family moved to Switzerland. After moving back to California in 1979 and living in Hawaii for some time, she returned to Europe in 1986 to pursue her dream of carving marble in Italy. In 1988 Jaya had her first exhibition in California. Since 1988 she has lived and worked as a full-time artist in Italy, where she opened her own studio in Pietrasanta in 2001. Since then, she has shown all over the world and her works can be found in private and public art collections in Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, England, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Africa and the US.



By paved road from Siena, take the SP408 to Ponte a Bozzone. Turn left at the church and follow the signs for Pievasciata / Sculpture Park. We are about 15 km from Siena.


The walk round the Park is about 1,5 km and it is suitable for baby buggies and wheelchair users. Upon request we offer a tour of the Park in an electric buggy for those with mobility issues. Contact us for further information.


Open every day (including Sundays and holidays) from 10am to 6pm. Last entry one hour before closing.

Tickets: €10 adults | € 5 reduced – under 18 yrs | Free 0-4 yrs

Booking is not necessary. The Chianti Sculpture Park APP – available for free on Apple Store and Google Play Store – is an excellent audio guide!


Groups of more than 12 people are asked to book entry in advance, to facilitate organisation.

Guided tours are available in Italian and English upon reservation.


The visit to the Park lasts an hour and a half on average and it is absolutely suitable for children! Our four-legged friends are welcome providing they are kept on a lead and any ‘deposits’ are removed! The park does not have a restaurant, but we will be happy to recommend some restaurants that can be reached by car in a few minutes. A picnic area is available.

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Strada provinciale 9, 48
53019 Pievasciata - Castelnuovo Berardenga (Si)
P.I. 01181460526 C.F. 92044080528
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