Ancient Greek Hellenistic Art ( about 300 BC) was the absolute apex of figurative art. It is my opinion that it achieved its height of perfection, and that everything thereafter was a downward trend.
After the Conquest of Alexander the Great, art, especially sculpture, had its defining moments. The ancient world had been united, and suddenly art from previously unknown lands, only known to a few, suddenly began popping up in Bazaars. It in a sense was a cultural enrichment. A period of Enlightenment. A sharing of ideas.
Perhaps in my mind, I have gone back to those times.
The original tittle of this one was 'Night & Day'. Like the other contortionists, it was to have two rings being held in her toes; the top ring representing Night, the bottom ring representing Day. But I decided I would hold off on the final molding until I could source the rings instead of fabricating them myself. I would use rolled steel this time instead of aluminum. Aluminum seems to bend too easily.
So for the time being, lets just call this one 'Nymph' in reference to 'The Nymphaeum'. She came out with a very nymph-like face, I thought it complimented her figure.
The flowers give it a very festive appearance. A celebration perhaps. Spring. The return of Persephone.
I dont like creating sad things...