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Συνεχιζοντασ (Counting On)

Susannah Van Horn's avatar Susannah Van Horn

For ArtPrize, in 2015, I created είκοσι χρόνια και καταμέτρηση, which translates to "twenty years and counting" and was a reflection on the influence Greece has had on my artwork over the past twenty years. The title of this piece, Συνεχιζοντασ, translates to "counting on", since Greece will continue to inspire my work. The sculptures were inspired by the Geometric period in Greece, ca. 900 to 700 B.C., specifically the Geometric figures represented in funerary vase paintings. The Geometric period was a time of dramatic transformation for the Greeks, for example, it led to the establishment of the city-states, πόλεις, as well as the Greek alphabet, αλφάβητο. Like them, I find myself, as an artist, in a transitional and transformative stage; I am beginning to push my paintings, that contained many 3-D assemblage components, into sculptural works of art. This work is a series of three life-size figures inspired by the Geometric figures from ancient Greece.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4'
  • Medium: Concrete and Wood
  • Width: 4.5'
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 6'