‘Satyr and Sunshine’
(Devil as Sunshine)
New figurative sculpture from Michael Abraham Studio Gallery
“An edition of 9 Bronzes are being made from my most recent wax-based clay original, pictured above.
Forms inspired by my love of classical art, I was thinking of the way someone may present themselves in a glowing light, as sunshine, when in fact they hide a devilish nature. I was thinking about the societal taming of the biological nature of males. I was thinking about conformity and the breaking of conformity. I was hoping this piece acknowledges the playfully sneaky nature in all of us. What can be seen as sweet and homogenous from one angle can be seen as deviant and playful from another, and can be taken as a metaphor for the nature of business, politics, and sexuality.
The back of the sun/star will be polished to a mirror like finish, to have the devilish satyr happily gazing at himself, satisfied…
The finished bronzes are available in polished bronze, blackened silver or green patina.”
It’s exciting to see this new direction in sculpture from Michael who we are more familiar with for his imaginative paintings like this recent piano commission above.
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