Height 65"

Edition: 9

As with The Creation of Adam & Eve, Daphne is a work that I undertook for personal reasons. I have always been fascinated by transformation myths because the act of sculpting is itself an act of transformation, turning an inanimate material into something that appears to live.

The story of Daphne is traditionally represented  at the point at which Apollo's attempt at rape is frustrated by her turning into a tree, as in Bernini's beautiful sculpture. I wanted rather to concentrate on the transition itself, seeing it as a symbol of a link between the human and natural worlds.

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