"SISYPHEAN CIRCLE (homage to Lewis Hine: Powerhouse Mechanic)" 2014,
riverstone/pigmented and sealed steel, 22.5"h x27.5"w x5"d
Lewis W. Hine's 1920 black and white photo, Powerhouse Mechanic for me is imbued formally and conceptually,
with the a wonderful sense of the Sisyphean Myth. This image together with the French existentialist Albert Camus' writings on "reconsidering" the plight of Sisyphus
have been influential in creation of the of my Sisyphean Circle series.
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