Sun Helios

Hex Series
2018

Helios is the Greek Sun god, whom the Romans called Sol. Most often, people viewed or portrayed Helios as a mighty charioteer, driving his flaming chariot (or gleaming horses) from east to west across the sky each day. At night, according to the legend, Helios crossed back to the east by floating in a golden cup on the stream of Ocean, the mythical river thought to encircle the flat earth. Because Helios was in the sky all day looking down on the earth, people assumed he saw and heard everything that went on in that domain; thus, both gods and humans called on him as a witness to various events.

This piece of work is made with gold leaf pertains to the sun. The colouring and shininess is another reminder. Gold traditionally is associated with the sun, and so are bees with the artwork's hexagonal surface is a reference to honeycombs. The aged patina on the surface leads us to think of an ancient past where sun worship was in its prime.

Title: Sun Helios
Medium: Card, PVA, Polyurethane Resin Coat, Gold Leaf
Dinmensios: H 360 mm / W 424 mm / D 30 mm
Date: 06/08/2015
Edition: 2/5


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