Hermes

Hermes

1997

White resin, wood, life-size

This piece utilizes the wooden surround to illustrate the wings of the Greek god, Hermes, here absent from the ankles of the subject: however suggested by the upwards spiral path of the wings seen ascending the structure forward of the figure sculpture. These oblong features remind one of radiating chapels seen in plan, around the Apse of a medieval church. The slabs hanging from these protrusions are coloured, representing vices or virtues. I imagine Hermes, the Angel of the gateway to life’s journeys, reminding us of our own freewill to choose either of these qualities.

Hermes assembly

Assembly surround: view shows rear conterweight under construction as noted by the G clamps

Hermes screenprint

Assembly surround: silk-screen print, plan view