dancing palikaria

 

I have done several works on Greek line dances. Here, I drew on memories of somewhat tipsy dancing with my friends.  So, I varied the character of each dancer and put them out of step with each other to represent what each individual brings to the dance of life. The word "palikaria" is roughly the Greek equivalent to "lads"--strapping, robust, young men. The thick torsos and limbs, and small heads enhance the monumental feel of the sculpture even though the piece is small. There is no repose in this piece, but I feel it owes a lot to the sculpture of Henry Moore (1898-1986).  I hope one day to create it greatly enlarged, perhaps as a monument for the tomb of a Greek.

 

Bronze edition of 9.  $3600
11 x 15 x 5 inches.