Alas, Poor Atlas

ALAS POOR ATLAS, 2018 | household dust, human hair, resin base | 140 x 60 x 60 mm

Atlas was condemned to hold up the celestial heavens for eternity. In this piece the celestial sphere (made from human hair) has completely engulfed his head. Like a suffocating helmet he appears to struggle with it as his weakening body turns to dust. Standing on a globe cast inside the Solid, Buckminster Fuller called the “Vector Equilibrium”, Atlas, the modern Titan attempts to balance on an unstable earth, whilst reaching into space.

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