"SISYPHEAN CIRCLE_Beijing Series XXVI (hump)" 2008, riverstone/pigmented steel, 13 "h x31"w x6"d

private collection - Scottsdale, AZ

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

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artist statement - Sisyphean Series





shown here on side cabinet by Jonathan Sweet

more info:

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