Pile of Polyphemus
The main inspiration for this sculpture was Homers’ Odyssey. The decapitated heads are copies of an antique original stone sculpture (Head of Polyphemus, made around 150 B.C.). Using a mostly minimalist color scheme, with one or two brighter colors, we could see this beheading violence (that is also a reflection on the blinding of the character) in a playful but forceful way, indicating the change. In Odyssey, Polyphemus loses his head and that causes his death. This indicated for me an important lesson about self-control (specifically in the context of change). This sculptural piece is about the understanding of how much more difficult it could get when we try to manage change without sufficient self-control and understanding. And how important is to try to stay calm under pressure and keeping focused, and accepting the fact that most of life is out of our control.