"SISYPHEAN CIRCLE LVI (turn up)" 2011, 

slate/pigmented and sealed steel, 36.5"h x43"w x8"d

private collection: Philidelphis

Pronunciation: 'si-s&-f&s
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, from Greek Sisyphos
: a legendary king of Corinth condemned eternally to repeat the cycle of rolling a heavy rock up a hill in Hades only to have it roll down again as it nears the top

more info

artist statement - Sisyphean Series











more info:

  visit Van Alstine Sisyphean Circle  -  2008 Beijing Olympic Commission web page