Orphues & Eurydice II

2/3 life-size figures. Orpheus in bronze, and Eurydice in Aluminum. An 11 foot tower, formed of bisections of Orpheus & Eurydice.

Orpheus & Eurydice II
2003. Bronze. Aluminum.
This pair of figures and the eleven foot high abstraction formed from the figures was commissioned by the patron of the sister set of figures for the Utah Symphony and Opera Production Center.
The figures represent the moment after Orpheus looks to Eurydice, and she passes back to the realm of Dis.
The abstraction was created to represent the music Orpheus played for Hades- and the music he was killed for after losing Eurydice the second time. It was a central column for a fountain that was downsized, and is yet inoperable. Two partial figures of Eurydice/Orpheus are placed in the well of the fountain rather than the tower.
I created this entire commission and this additional group, casting the forms myself at the University of Utah art department foundry.
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