Body of Urban Myth
(Permanent site-specific sculpture for Sheridan Plaza in the City of Palo Alto)
“BODY OF URBAN MYTH” is comprised of a Hellenistic female figure hoisting a cast bronze washing machine heroically overhead as a cascade of water pours from the open door of the machine into the fountain below. The bronze sculpture is in an ongoing dialogue with its companions: two replicas of classical Greek male warrior sculptures (attributed to Phidias), bearing spears and shields, who stand watch in the plaza.
The work is inspired by memory and the way in which we create and unwittingly revise notions of the past. Through imagination, dreams and memory, we replace or fill in for unknown or forgotten events, experiences, characters and objects with anachronisms.
Dimensions: 12 ½ feet tall