1995, bronze, 126"h x 72" w x 42"d
_ Highroller is a work that operates on several formal and conceptual
formal design of this bronze sculpture suggests a human form shouldering a globe
and can be viewed as a reference to the Atlas, the mythic bearer of the Earth.
The second part of the title,
Highroller is two pronged. The large sphere at the
top of the work is perched precariously on a sloping linear element - there
is a visual sense that it will "roll off of a high place" which when
coupled with the title brings to mind the indeterminacy of high stakes gambling.
This idea is further underscored by the fact that the sphere or globe is a bronze
casting of an actual Navy sea mine - used for underwater detonations.
The "explosive" reference together with the global/earth symbolism
of the Atlas myth, will hopefully enlighten viewers to the probable environment
trouble ahead and raise awareness that might amend our collective behavior .