melancholy 1 1995
68 x 35 x 58cm
The chair is an interesting feature in Melancholy. A figure of surrender, Melancholy sits, enveloped in the crucible of the wingback chair. Her eyes are lidded down, hands together, feet at rest, yielding to the loss of the hour. The sculptural narrative is not about discouragement but about momentary acquiescence: the desire to release the tensions of emotional upheaval, to surrender to simply be, in one moment. We feel poignant in being privy to this moment. It is a piece that tells a story so deeply embedded in the bronze, spiritual, ancient and true.