saint eric

Jazz sax/flute/bass-clarinet player, Eric Dolphy, was called saintly by his peers.  A gentle, clean-living soul who died at the age of thirty-six due to illness, his music was adventurous, soaring, and intense.  In this portrait the elongated neck and upward tilt of his head are to convey, specifically, the disembodied, mystical, spiritual feeling that one can attain while playing music; and, generally, the attainment of spirituality, a closeness to god.

Bronze, edition of 12.
19 x 14 x 10 inches