"SISYPHEAN CIRCLE-COVID VI: The Arc Of Covid Is Long - But It Bends Toward Science" ** 5-2020, riverstone/bronze, 9.5"h 20"w x8"d (24 x50 x20cm)
** Title is homage to the quote often credited to Martin Luther King "Let us realize the arc of the moral universe is long but it bents toward justice". In fact this quote has a layered framework established in the 19th century.
Theodore Parker, a Unitarian minister and prominent American Transcendentalist born in 1810 called for the abolition of slavery. In 1853 a collection of “Ten Sermons of Religion” by Parker was published and the third sermon titled “Of Justice and the Conscience” included figurative language about the arc of the moral universe: 1
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