Artwork Title / Perseus
Client / The Southport School
Medium / Bronze, Lost Wax Method
Year / 2002
The brief was the sculptures had to be human form and inspirational for the boys. So the myth of Perseus’ adventures was used as an allegory for sporting endeavours . At the entry to the sports hall, Perseus is seen to be tying on his winged sandals with a look of concentration and preparedness. This is to remind the boys that when they enter the sports hall they must turn their mindset and prepare for sport and physical education.
The second sculpture for school’s sports hall is of Perseus standing triumphantly with Medusas’ severed head. This allegory shows the boys that through hard work and dedication to their chosen sporting pursuits they can conquer the most formidable of opponents.