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Media: Oil painted cement, chrome, and found objects over steel frame
Dimensions: 74"h x 14"w x 24"d
Made with oil painted cement, chrome, and found objects over a steel frame, Sigma is both woman and machine. Light passes through her glass body, making her seem fragile inside her chrome armor. The chrome’s metallic sheen and the pattern hinting at circuitry in the glass suggest that Sigma could be robotic, yet the blush touching her skin hints at life. Her eyes arrest you, leaving no doubt that she is more than machine. She reaches out a hand - is she stopping you or asking you to come along? As you move around Sigma, her piercing blue eyes seem to follow you, and her intention seems to change - at first halting you, then bidding you to follow. Sigma’s textured skin is both sculpture and canvas. The cement is thirsty, drinking in the rich color and bringing her sculpted musculature to life. Moving down the sculpture, her lifelike qualities diminish as Sigma reveals her more mechanical nature. Life abides even here; however, in the egg-like stone cradled in the ovular recess in Sigma’s base. This symbol of fertility is echoed above, in Sigma’s open palm curled protectively around the curve of her belly. Could it be that a life grows within the depths of Sigma’s mechanical shell?
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