Steel, 200 x 200 cm
Sucellus fiai ("The Sons of Sucellus"), sculpture no. 4 on the sculpture trail Cerda & Celtoi, is today located behind house A in the park of the Academy. The sculpture, originally made of iron, was faithfully reproduced in steel, as the original material proved to be too susceptible to weathering. Márta Krámli's 200 x 200 cm large work depicts three boats on stems, which at the same time symbolise wine goblets. The boats are open at the top and fill with rainwater, bending and finally emptying themselves when they are full. The result is a slowly swinging movement that keeps the entire sculpture in a constant state of restlessness and changes it.
Sucellus, the "God of forests and nature", was worshipped mainly in Gaul and in present-day Switzerland. His attribution varies regionally. Interpretations suggest that he was worshipped as the god of forests, but also as the god of fertility, abundance and death. Although the Celts themselves did not cultivate wine, they imported it from the Mediterranean region. At their banquets, the upper classes used this drink to demonstrate their wealth (-> "abundance"), which was so precious that its equivalent was, for example, one or two slaves.
Márta Krámli (*1973) was the youngest participant and representative of Hungary at the Cerda & Celtoi Symposium in 2006. It was not until two years later that she obtained her doctorate at the University of Pécs, where she now works as a lecturer. There she also completed her artistic education. Since 1998, the sculptor has shown her works almost every year in solo and group exhibitions in Hungary and abroad. She is a member of the Hungarian Artists Association."