1982-83 - metal: bronze
'Lydia-Mary' is in part based on a character in the 1930 novel 'Narcissus and Goldmund' by the German author Herman Hesse. Although Christopher Cairns’s sculpture is not a direct embodiment of the fictional character in Hesse’s novel, 'Lydia-Mary' possesses a complex psyche and embodies the personality of a lovely, yet asphyxiating maternal figure. Sculpted in clay and plaster, and later cast in bronze at the Johnson Atelier, 'Lydia-Mary' was completed in 1983.
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