Friday, 13 February 2015
A Sisyphean struggle
There are a number of reflective spheres dotted around the docklands quarter in Leeds so, coming across this one, you tend immediately to think the figure is a real person. Only when you get closer do you see that it is a bronze statue. The sculpture, 'A Reflective Approach', is by Kevin Atherton (b 1959), a renowned artist who studied for a time at Leeds Polytechnic Fine Art department. There is actually a second similar but smaller sphere further back from the dock than this one. The whole artwork is intended to suggest man's struggle with life, a Sisyphean task.
Entered into 'Weekend Reflections' hosted by James.