Angry Neptune, Salacia, and Strider (UMMA)

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Angry Neptune, Salacia, and Strider
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Added in 2008, this outdoor statuary group is part of the collections of the University of Michigan Museum of Art. The three figures “are at once dense and fragmented, the thick undergrowth of texture revealing inner voids and complex strands of bronze of extraordinary complexity. Majestic yet seemingly crippled, these headless forms evoke ancient, fossilized totems, their surface scarrings suggestive of the decay both of natural forces and of passing time” (UMMA website). Sculpture or nature? These bronze figures blend the two while they ask the viewer to delve into the deep past of myth.

Artist: Michele Oka Doner

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