Friday, June 28, 2013

Sculpture: Classic Statuary Candle

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.

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