Alexa K Ellis

Classical Deconstruction

In my travels abroad, I have been the most drawn to classical Greek and Roman art. I wanted to sculpt a piece that would follow classical conventions, but in a deconstructive way. Proportions and surface area are compromised and displayed in a modern manner. The inclusion of gold pedestals was to continue the sense of importance that these items traditionally carry. I chose to make a hand, torso, and head as a personal note-to-self. The hands as a reminder of the action of creation, the head as a reminder to use logical thinking, and the torso to remember to use your heart affectively and stay true to who you are. They are placed this way so the viewer is forced to move around the piece in order to see the work and its entirely.