'Head - Lines'






My sculptural work focuses on two related themes: the ‘Human Head', and the interpretation of  'Ancient Greek Mythology'. The first theme  I call 'Head - Lines' and is about the formal variety, tension and expression in sculpted heads, more or less abstracted, in shapes, planes, lines. The sculpture is not assigned to existing persons. The second theme - also related to heads -  I call 'Possible faces'. It is a contemporary interpretation of mainly Homeric protagonists who stand for essential ideas and concepts, which are elementary in our most basic experiences.



Head Zero

In the portfolio 'Possible faces' this sculpture is called 'Andromache'.
 

This sculpture can be seen as a transitional figure between the categories I use for my sculptural work. Without the interpretation of the figure by specific naming, this is a work in which the coherence between interior space and external space is emphasized in particular, as well as the formal approach to the human head from a mainly compositional point of view, instead of a more narrative angle. Because of the double position in my work, I gave it the title 'Head Zero' within the category 'Head-Lines'. Finally it is the origin of a new type within the framework of my sculpture. 

 





Mixed techniques, 2021
67 x 31 x 34 cm

The making of

Head 1, 2021

Successive stages







(Sculpture 'Head 1'  in progress)

Head 1











Mixed techniques, 2021
43 x 24 x 35 cm

Head 1





Interface

 

Under the mask 

hides another 

borrowed face
and some more 
below. Layered 
probabilities,
- appearing and 
disappearing - 
even though they 
are tied with ribbons 
against an annoying 
loss, meanwhile  
speaking in many 
languages, which 
they don't master.

 








Mixed techniques, 2021
43 x 24 x 35 cm



Head 2























Mixed techniques, 2021
42 x 26 x 32 cm

Head 2























Mixed techniques, 2021
42 x 26 x 32 cm





Head 3











Mixed techniques, 2021
34 x 24 x 34 cm




Head 3












Mixed techniques, 2021

34 x 24 x 34 cm

Head 4



















Mixed techniques, 2021

46 x 24 x 27 cm






Two sides of Head 4

Head 5 (a)

A combination of two heads. One head is stacked on top of the other

 




Mixed techniques, 2022

Head 5 (b)

A combination of two heads. One head is stacked on top of the other.



Ancestors 

 

A child am I 

of many parents, 

stacking predecessors 

in and on my head, 

carrying them along, 

as penates, fetish,
burden sometimes, 

in hope of reluctant 
 blessing. 

 

Most of them are 
 strange and far to me. 
 I am going back in mind, 
 cherishing signs, crossing
 borders, asking birds, 
 defeating shadows, raging  
 emptiness beyond, to an 
 uncertain destination. 

 

 

Mixed techniques, 2021

Connected heads

Head 6























Mixed techniques, 2022
43 x 31 x 32 cm


Head 6

Head 6

Head 6

Head 6