Aluminium, 4 Elements; Each figure: 71” x 27” x 8” (180cm x 67cm x 20cm)
[Photos © Raoul Manuel Schnell]
This piece is conceptually referring to Greek mythology, recalling the sound of the sirens. Calling us to go further, to pursue, even if the song is muted.
The piece is composed of 4 life-size full back figures that do not have a front, but appear to be shells. They are sourced from existing archaic Greek sculpture, here used symbolically to represent the four cardinal compass points, implying journey and search. North, South, East and West. The seduction of the unknown causes us to push boundaries and to move forward – personally and as individual parts of a culture, a society.
East and West are no longer terminal, they have become infinite directions. Global consciousness has forever shifted our orientation, echoes of Ulysses.