Classic Statuary Candle by Swiss sculptor Urs Fischer
On exhibit at the MOCA April 21 - August 19, 2013
This massive wax sculpture ("Untitled") was is a wax representation of Giambologna's classic statue Rape of the Sabine Women (1579). The twist is that the work contains a wick that slowly melts the statue to introduce an air of the ephemeral to the monolithic piece. As a result of the melting, it becomes quite eerie about half way through the process.