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.
- Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward.
- An attraction or appeal.
- A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
- A bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
r.v. lured, lur·ing:
- 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.