'Use of memory'

Bruce Lindsay

2001 - metal: bronze

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The artist states that title of this work, 'Use of Memory', is taken from a passage by T.S. Elliot: "Let this be the use of memory: for liberation! Not less of love, but expansion of love beyond desire. And thus liberation from the future , as well as from the past." The male figure recalls telamons, carved stone, supporting pillars designed according to standards set for both aesthetics and function in Greek architecture. Lindsay also had in mind the concept of how liberation relates to the law of Karma. He explains, "The figure is in stasis, bearing the responsibility for thought and action, and their corresponding effects. He reflects on the opportunity to shape the future." It is interesting to consider the combination of both the figure as a traditional sculptural form and the ambiguous biomorphic element.

About the Work
About the Work
metal: bronze
overall: 88 in x 38 in x 32 in
direct burnout ceramic shell cast
Related Work:
artist's 'Between Essence and Existence'
Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Inc.

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