Siren

2021

tempered glass, red ink
1350 x 200mm
edition of 10

Series: Glazed I’s

Asserting I for Island, Siren allures and warns. This silky glass sylph calls up the mythical Sirens from the islands of Ancient Greece, who's songs lured sailors onto rocky shores. Amidst the chaos of closed borders, pandemics, wars and rising seas, Siren projects urgency and fragility from within the isolation of an Island-form. The fire-red text infuses the mythical figure with agency, power and voice. Like an exclamation mark, the viewer is drawn in close, the gaze locked in a one-to-one exchange, while the body is reshaped in hour-glass symmetry. Calling for attention, Siren punctuates space and mirrors the world outside in its blood-red skin.