Cerberus 2011

Cerberus 2011 is a sculpture (4ft x 3ft x 4ft) made from copper pipe, metal, etched lenses, gas masks, and copper leaf. The eyes in each mask are etched with the symbols for radiation, poison, and biohazard. There is also the B.P. logo etched into one of the arms as a tattoo, and the tail has a multi-colored patina.

The piece is a modern take on Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards Hades. In this case, the creature is chimera of human, dog, elephant, and scorpion. My intention is that viewers find it both scary, yet vulnerable – a harbinger of the hell we are creating on earth.

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