The title of my sculpture comes from the poem The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe. The Raven follows an unnamed narrator who sits reading "forgotten lore" as a method to forget the loss of his love, Lenore.
The work is also referencing a line from the poem Night's Plutonian Shore, which is Hades or The Underworld. I researched the creatures that guide the souls into the underworld and found that they were often animals. The reins symbolise the deer being a means of transport into Hades.
Courtesy of Sophie Gannon Gallery
freeze-dried stillborn deer, gold plate, smoky quartz, glass
35 x 17 x 12 cm
Viewers' Choice Award; Finalist
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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