SATYR AND SUNSHINE
‘Who are we and how we present ourselves.’
A devilishly sly guy presents as himself as sunshine, while enamoured with his own grinning bravado as reflected back at him in the mirror/back of the sun. This was sculpted in the summer of 2016. There may have been a political impetus to making this sculpture, as it was sculpted at the beginning of the Trump era. It is also a recognition of the way we present ourselves as one way, while knowing full well we have ‘desirous impulses’* that are expected to be contained, or that we secretly contain for our own gain.
Satyr and Sunshine, 2016, Bronze. Edition of 9, 18.5h x 9w x 9d inches
- 1- one of a class of lustful, drunken woodland gods. In Greek art they were represented as a man with a horse’s ears and tail, but in Roman representations as a man with a goat’s ears, tail, legs, and horns
- 2- a man who has strong sexual desires: “Charles was an unmarried satyr“