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HAIR MAIDEN


Canada

Sculpture
Size: 5.5 H x 5.9 W x 9.1 in

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Art Description

Sculpture: Bronze on Bronze.

Beautifully crafted Bronze Sculpture of the Maiden Series.
She was created in 2010 and there are only 12 in the edition. This is #5

This work is inspired by Gustave Klimt’s Poisson d’Or (Fish of Gold) (c. 1901) and Danaë (1907). Both paintings depict luminous and colour-saturated images of nude women placed in erotically-folded positions that accentuate the female form. Klimt pushes the fleshiest parts of these women to the foreground of his paintings, confronting the viewer with their definitive femininity.

I would like viewers to appreciate the technical quality of the work and the intricate positioning of the figure, which speaks to the woman’s emotional, psychological, and intellectual states. Viewers can interpret these in whatever ways they

Unlike Klimt’s oil paintings, this sculptural piece doesn’t rely on colour disparities, so I enjoy the challenge of presenting the female form without the benefit of colour distinctions. I rely on light and texture to underscore its various components. As such, the figure’s hair plays a significant role in the sculpture as the fluted tresses distinguish themselves from the smooth surface of the form. Moreover, the long hair provides a source of comfort for the woman, who uses it, not only to reinforce her femininity, but to cushion her body against the hard surface upon which she rests.

Keywords: sea, stylised, turquoise, female, hair, maiden, dark green, nude, ocean

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