You’re the faintest whisper
Bent on stoic pride
And with the last breath of anger
Comes the tide
Caught between worlds
A faint glow in the dark
Then despite all your wisdom
You’re coming apart
‘Elegy’ was the first sculpture I pursued after deciding to change directions with my work. It is the first sculpture that had a poem as the basis, as opposed to ‘Identity’, to which the poem came after the sculpture had already been made.
To a degree, ‘Elegy’ emerged after seeing a documentary about H. R. Giger, and it shook something loose. The words were there first, and then it sort of materialized into an image. And from that mental image, I crafted this sculpture. It is one version of it, but I am planning others, one of which will hopefully incorporate light.
The full diameter of this sculpture is about 18″ (46 cm).