Voyage: Cigar Figures
2014, 17″ x 62.5″ x 4.25″, Unique Cast Bronze with Patina, Poplar, and Steel
The Cigar Figures come from a Native American story of my childhood that my mother told of the “Stick People”. These Stick People were figures that would run through the night and call your name, if you were to go with them you were never hear from again. The Cigar Figures are my re-interpretation of that story. The story of family and our past, when light falls on the figures the shadow cast on the wall represents for me memory. Like a shadow these memories cannot be held, in the end, we are only a shadow in history shadows on this earth.
Wally Workman Gallery