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Mercury, the Messenger
30x20x10 on
Paper Clay

for sale

Mercury is a wall mounted bas-relief sculpture. It has presence. This piece is about thrust and form. A hand dragging fingers through convex clay, pushing it down to reveal what is not torso, defines what is torso.

The revealed figure reads like a robe in strong wind. The thigh and leg might as well be a surging wave crest of lava. An attached head is equally abstracted, turned towards the goal, towards the wind. This is a gutsy piece verging on clay for clay’s sake.

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