"SISYPHEAN CIRCLE - I circle" 2010, slate/pigmented and sealed steel, 56"h x54w x12"d (142 x 137 x 30 cm)
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.
artist statement - Sisyphean Series
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Ellen Sinopli Dance Company - performance, Opalka Gallery 2012
visit Van Alstine Sisyphean Circle - 2008 Beijing Olympic Commission web page