THE GODDESS OF AIR by Geoff Greene
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THE GODDESS OF AIR

Oak & pine - Height 87" (7+ feet tall) July, 1998

These slightly larger-than-life pieces were the first "pedestal" sculpture created by the artist. The torsos are oak, the bases white pine. The two figures constitute a single work of art.

MORE VIEWS OF "GODDESS OF AIR":

[OUTDOOR EXHIBITION] [GODDESS - CU] [GODDESS - Rising] [GODDESS - Falling]

Artist's Lament

Dusk in the studio, I was staring at the walls and sort of "hallucinated up" this concept (seeing things... a common MO for me as far as artwork goes). I suddenly envisioned these figures, off in a shadowy corner, rising & falling. And of course, as soon as I saw 'em, I got up and sawed 'em! (Sorry)

The idea of incorporating a plinth as an integral part of a sculpture - giving the base equal esthetic weight with the figurative elements which are traditionally considered to be more valuable - is very appealing to me, and not simply because most of the figures I do are female. Aside from "putting women on a pedestal" I like playing with the concepts of support, elevation & presentation as metaphors for emotion, manipulating the presence of a piece by playing with these elements openly, much the same way as those Japanese puppeteers dressed in black, whom you both see & ignore at the same time.

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