mixed media, 2015 | 18" h x 24.5" w x 25" d
"Meeting Our Shadow" series
Human Shadow is a fawn casting the shadow of a wolf. The head is visually distorted as if a slow motion blur has permanently morphed the physicality. This frozen action attempts to convey confusion. According to author Robert Bly, each person naturally develops a shadow beginning in childhood through taming perceived unattractive personality traits. The sculpture visualizes Bly's insight, "our culture teaches us from early infancy to split and polarize dark and light."