The Wallace Trust / Bing Dawe 1999

Bing Dawe has rendered the forms in Figure with Eel as though they are sectional arcs of a larger wheel. Indeed this work is conceived like a diagram which is partially two-dimensional and partially three-dimensional. The circular nature of the composition and the motif of the eel trap are reminiscent of the classical idea of the Rota Fortunae or Wheel of Fatea cycle in which both man and eel are trapped.

 

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June 7, 2019