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The Hand of God (Wrestling With My Demons)

Ian Loiterton's avatar Ian Loiterton

The figure of the sculpture was originally inspired by Gauguin’s painting, “Vision after the Sermon; Jacob wrestling with the Angel”. Against this background, it is interesting to note that the original (two dimensional) figure was created years ago during a period of depression. The intention of the Artist was to try to depict a figure wrestling with itself. In this sense, the struggle is not with an external being but rather with one’s own self. The creative journey has taken years to realise. The sculpture is therefore as much a symbol of the effort to finish the image in its current form, as the emotional turmoil that inspired the original design.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6
  • Medium: Fiberglass, stainless steel and acrylic paint
  • Width: 11
  • Year created: 0
  • Height: 7