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the lure

The Lure - in the spotlight.
The Lure 2013, Bronze and Glass, 23.5h x 18w x 14d inches. Edition of 9.

THE LURE

The call of the siren lures sailors out to sea.

The lure is the woman as muse, but the muse is in a different realm. The man / fish has the salmon-like upstream impulses and captures the innate nature of the impulse for creativity, for procreativity, representing the promise of desire.  The glass / water acts as the division between earthliness and the unattainable, a division of heaven and earth, of ideality and reality, the reality of the flesh and the longing for spiritual divinity, for immaterial transcendence.

Lure.

n.

  1. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward.
  2. An attraction or appeal.
  3. A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
  4. A bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk.

r.v. lured, lur·ing:

  1. To attract by wiles or temptation; entice.

The Lure 2013, Bronze, and Glass (Available in Green Patina or Matte Bronze) Edition of 9, 23.5h x 18h x 14d inches. Cast at Burton Bronze Foundry.

The Lure (Back view) 2013, Bronze and Glass, 23.5h x 18w x 14d inches. Edition of 9.