Vitality and Vulnerability...
Our existence seems to depend, in part, on having an external image of confidence and certainty. Yet this is often in stark contrast to the reality of our inner feelings, our vulnerabilities, our not knowing. These life-sized torsos show strength and vitality while, with deep fissures, also hint at interior vulnerability.
This sculpture of Persephone is inspired by classical traditions from ancient Greece, blended with a contemporary twist. The deep fissures allow us to connect through surface beauty to what might lie within. For Persephone, this might be a reflection of her feelings during her annual descent into the Underworld to meet with Hades.
A muscled exterior might mask a whole host of conflicting feelings on the inside. In mythology, Achilles was the greatest of all Greek warriors and a hero of the Trojan War. Indeed, it was told that Achilles was invulnerable except for one heel ... his Achilles' heel. In this sculpture, these insecurities are dramatised by deep fissures running up the sides.