Legacy Couple

Legacy Couple

1997-9, revised 1999-2000

White-painted polyester resin, fibreglass, hemp; female figure: 71 x 65 x 169 cm; male figure: 69 x 91 x 185 cm

This piece was envisaged as being exhibited both with and without the assembly. The artist has subsequently also shown the male figure separated from the female figure. Seeing all three viewings offer different impressions to the viewer. The male figure alone recalls the piece Horse and Rider 1950, by the Italian Artist Marino Marini (1901-1966). The realistic portrayal of the middle-aged couple shows the rounded male appear ungainly in contrast to the animated female.