I am honored to have my bronze sculpture “Eve” accepted into the “Art at the X: Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Xavier” exhibit at Xavier University here in Cincinnati, Ohio. (see show details below)
I had a sneak peek of the show last week and was blown away by the work in the show and thrilled to be in such good company! –Paul
“Eve” was inspired by Bernini’s “David”, a tour de force sculpture by the Renaissance master. Bernini’s masterpiece pulls the viewer into the drama between David and Goliath. David is coiled and ready for action, letting us witness that sliver of time right before he releases his slingshot. We know exactly where the stone will go because his intense gaze is directed at the giant, whose presence is felt, even though he is not depicted.
An intense gaze and coiled design were at the heart of this piece as I began to conceive it, focusing on using negative space to create tension. I wanted my sculpture to invite the viewer to question whether Eve is collecting apples for herself, or offering them up to someone else. In contrast to traditional stories of Eve that center on the loss of innocence and submission, I wanted my Eve to be powerful and in control of her outcome, while also giving her a lyrical sensuality.
Take “Eve” home with you
“Eve” is available for purchase for $ 7,500. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
She 22″ wide x 19″ deep x 28″ tall and is cast in the traditional lost wax process in a limited edition of 12.
“Art at the X: Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Xavier”
- Aug. 29–Sept. 20, 2019
- Artists’ Reception: Thursday, August 29, 5:00-7:30 pm
- Xavier University Art Gallery located in the A.B. Cohen Center
- 1658 Musketeer Drive
- Cincinnati, OH 45207
- Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 am–4:00 pm and by appointment