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Daniel Silver's avatar Daniel Silver

A figurative sculptor in the broadest sense, his interests range from ancient work of sculpture to modern and contemporary modes of expression. As a result, his work can appear both ancient and contemporary. In this figure the artist utilizes two time-honored materials—marble and bronze. Although the abstracted form of this sculpture's body seems contemporary, it also suggests something ancient and fragmentary. The same is true of the bronze head, which in its elegant roughness feels timeless. Silver has a longstanding interest in Sigmund Freud's collection of antiques, which was used as a reservoir of metaphors to interpret his patients' traumatic experiences. Similarly, Silver is interested in the psychological and emotional dimension of sculpture to investigate its relation with memory and history. According to the artist, “To be an archaeologist is about understanding our past through objects. I'm also trying to figure out things that are more psychological, about us as people, and objects throughout time allow me to do that.”

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: Carrara marble and bronze
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  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 29 inches