42 x 32 x 7cm
Epoxy Resin + Marble Powder + led Light Panel + Timber
LEDA AND THE ARCHAEOPTERYX
This work is one in a series of four. Three of which has a vehicle of transport. A car for earth. A plane for air. A boat for water, & the last one, a light bulb for fire.
In this work the woman is a synthesis of Eve & Liberty. In her left arm she holds the intermediate archaeopteryx. A transitory animal half way between a dinosaur and a bird.
When Charles Darwin published his ground breaking book ‘On The Origins Of Species’ in 1859, the question arouse as to the origins of birds. This question was an enigma to Darwin. But as opportunity should have it, in 1960 in a quarry in Belgium, the fossilised remains of archaeopteryx where found putting to rest the question.
Like Eve, Leda stands offering the egg that ancient symbol of fertility, which come long before the chicken. A eureka moment.