Bronze with black/brown/slight green patina
Two-part sculpture, approximate height of larger foot 280cm
2 from an edition of 3 + 1AP
Conceived in 2020.
Unlike the English Romantic poet Shelley’s famous ‘two vast and trunkless legs of stone’ standing in the desert, here David Breuer-Weil’s ‘Visitor’ appears to have fallen from the sky into the earth. What we as 21st century travellers come across are less the remains of a fallen hero, more a helpless reminder of a strange and otherworldly event. It leaves us with a sense of wonder, as the artist himself expresses: ‘There may exist an extra-terrestrial race of aliens identical to us in all ways but scale. I love the idea that one such being might suddenly and unexpectedly have landed on earth, a similar shock to seeing a large fish or a whale washed up on the shore’. David Breuer-Weil first conceived his Visitor Series in 2011, each series represents a different body part, head, hands and legs and feet, as if all parts of a whole that has been destroyed.
Overall length of installation: 12.95metres
Approximate height of largest figure: 170-180cm
2 from an edition of 3 + 1 AP
Conceived in 2019.
Cast in bronze, this contemporary art work has intensely textured surfaces filled with pictograms and inscriptions and combines timeless themes of the origins of humanity with contemporary regeneration. The inscriptions include the Hebrew word ‘Adam’ as the work references the Biblical figure.
‘The first man, Adam, is literally made of earth. With this sculpture I want to dramatize the connection of man and the earth, to show humanity born from the ground. That is why I inscribed the word Adam in Hebrew on the work, because it means earth as well as man. In a sense Adam was a sculpture before he was a human being’
David Breuer-Weil, December 2020
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