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Apollo ΝΟMΟΣ
Apollo ΝΟMΟΣ
Apollo ΝΟMΟΣ
Apollo ΝΟMΟΣ


Apollo ΝΟMΟΣ Sculpture

Charlayn von Solms

South Africa

Sculpture, Found Objects on Plastic

Size: 12.2 W x 21 H x 15 D in

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About The Artwork

Objects used: fishing buoy, outside spring callipers, hand-forged outside callipers, Primus camping stove, pendant light fixture ceiling hook cup, combination square blades, Apsco Vacuhold pencil sharpener, tracing wheel, saltshaker foot, gate valve head, toast rack components, pepper grinder components, washers, wood, enamel paint. Apollo ΝΟMΟΣ is a depiction of the god Apollo as a mentor who turns on their protege. Apollo's areas of specialization - archery, music, and prophecy are expressed as a bow, lyre and tripod set on a horned altar. Apollo's primary function as enforcer of correct and 'measured' conduct is alluded to in the use of instruments such as the caliper, ruler, tracing wheel and pencil sharpener. ΝΟMΟΣ serves here as an epithet of Apollo and refers to a musical mode; a custom, law or ordinance, or a pasture. This work forms part of a series of nine sculptures entitled "Powell's Patterns 2, 11, 20, 25", which is a sculptural exploration of four contingents from the list of combatants in Homer’s Iliad. Superficially, the only link between these four catalogue entries are structural similarities first identified by the scholar Barry Powell. The sculptural series explores thematic links between these entries.

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Sculpture:Found Objects on Plastic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12.2 W x 21 H x 15 D in

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The only artist on the planet who explores the compositional methods of ancient Greek poets through the medium of contemporary sculptural assemblage. Unique, obscure, and totally off-trend. In literary translation the content of oral-formulaic poetry is often more effectively conveyed than its form. The sculptural assemblages on this page serve as a visualization or ‘aesthetic translation’ of the formal artistry of two ancient Greek epics – Iliad and the Odyssey. The result is a visual exploration of correlations between what the poems say and how they say it. Each individual sculpture functions as a personification of a character from the Homeric epics. Each set of sculptures represents a ‘composite object portrait’ that depicts Homer not as a person, but as a continually adaptive constructive system.

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