Laurence Edwards

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ORION | WORK IN PROGRESS | SITING AT PYRENEES, EASTER

 

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'ORION', completed 2008

Commissioned by Mr and Mrs Duncan Moore.
sited Pyrenees, South of France

‘Orion’ is a 9ft bronze figure, sited in the foothills of the Pyrenees in the South of France.

The site bears similarities to a favourite painting of Edwards’s by Nicolas Poussin titled ‘Orion’. It depicts Orion being led to ‘Helios’ the sun god by ‘Cedalion’ (son of Hephaestus the god of metal workers and therefore bronze casters!). ‘Cedalion’ is featured as a small figure guiding Orion whilst standing on his shoulders.

The incredible dawns experienced here cast a shadow onto the face of the sculpture, and continues down his head and body, allowing ‘Orion’ to regain new sight every day.

There follows a chronology of images of the sculptures development.

 

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