"So, literally, I took a perfectly good wax sculpture - a piece I had sculpted with precision over several months - an image of a woman meditating in the lotus position, and just dropped it on the floor. I destroyed what I made. I was letting it all go.
Ermafrodito Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1655) was one of the greatest artists of the Italian Baroque period. He was famous both for his sculpture and his architecture. From 1527, he worked for Pope Urban XIII and then for Pope Alexander VII at St. Peter's Basilica where he designed the famous piazza (place) in front of the basilica and many of the most splendid things that are inside.