Ozymandias - Dimensions: 20' x 18' x 1'-6", Medium: Laminated wood and steel
This iconic male symbol that appears to be sinking into the ground was inspired from images of half buried Egyptian monuments made during the 19th century and the poem by Shelly.
"…My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains: round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare, The lone and level sands stretch far away…." Link to poem
"OZYMANDIAS" was featured in the national comic: Zippy the Pinhead on October 15, 2009 - see thumbnail# 8
This work was commissioned for the grounds of the DeCordova Sculpture Park + Museum in Lincoln, MA.
A related work that I did in Wuxi, China.