Orpheus and Eurydice
a sculpture by Bruce Krebs.



Ten years ago, I made this preparatory sketch to make a sculpture. But, if the drawing was pleasant, its transcription in volume was impossible. Rather than stubbornly, I redrew it in Chinese ink and framed it. And I forgot about that project.

Do you want to discover the site of my Chinese-ink drawings ? ...







So, ten years later, I had the idea that the arms of the two characters could go downwards. But what I really liked about it was the bandage on both faces.



This sculpture was conceived as a sketch, I wanted to "first see how it works..." A small sketch 15 cm high before sculpting it bigger. I also imagined sculpting them all. Like the bandage on the eyes, a common loincloth would have wrapped the two pelvis. I started this little sculpture with great pleasure, and I quickly decided that this model would not be enlarged...
Then later, I gave up leg making. (I sketched these legs in cardboard just to see how it turned out... And I found they didnít add anything to my project)


("Eurydice" side)
And seen from the other side :

( Side "Orpheus")

As can be seen in the photo above, the manís left hand and the womanís left hand seem to hold something. These hands seem to be clinging to something...
Canít you guess? A mobile phone of course..! This project was built around this idea: Two entwined people not letting go of their laptops...

When I eliminated mobiles (objects that I finally found too anecdotal) I took back the name given to my drawing, ten years earlier: "Orpheus and Eurydice". (Orpheus saves Eurydice from the underworld, as long as the two lovers do not look at each other...)


I still kept my hands squeaky.



Sculpture.
Height: 16 cm, length: 19 cm, width: 9,5 cm.



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Bruce Krebs, sculptor
9 ter rue Amelot, 17 000 La Rochelle,
Charente Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France, Europe.
To send me an E-mail:atelier.bruce.krebs@wanadoo.fr