"SISYPHEAN CIRCLE (whitecollar-cornice)  2010, river/pigmented and sealed steel, 20"h x25"w x5"d

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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

Pronunciation: \'ko?r-n?s, -nish\
Function: noun
1 a : the molded and projecting horizontal member that crowns an architectural composition — see column illustration b : a top course that crowns a wall
2 : a decorative band of metal or wood used to conceal curtain fixtures
3 : an overhanging mass of windblown snow or ice usually on a ridge

photo- John Van Alstine  Zermatt, Switz












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

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