'Lydia-Mary'

Christopher Cairns

1982-83 - metal: bronze

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'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.

About the Work
About the Work
Material:
metal: bronze
Dimensions:
overall: 61 in x 21 in x 19 in
Technique/Process:
lost wax cast
Edition:
Edition of 9
Courtesy:
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc., Original Gift of Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson

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