Supplicant

WorkTitle
Supplicant
Year
1985
Materials
Hydrocal over Steel with Pigment
Dimensions
45" x 48" x 36"
Collection
Mary Ann Unger Estate

"Modeled in Hydrocal and then carved, it presents a large bald head almost impaled on a spine supporting four vertically aligned breasts. The figure has small, outstretched arms that suggest leaves or the wings of a prehistoric bird. The mouth is huge and wide open to the sky. The breasts project forward like offerings or gun barrels. If the outstretched wings suggest a frantic desire for flight, they also make the figure, with her open mouth, seem operatic. The work is both a cry of pain and a song of faith."

Michael Brenson, “Art: Sculpture, ‘Figure As Image of the Psyche’ ”, The New York Times, November, 1985

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