Bronze 2004

L59'' x W 29.5 x H 33''

Siren explores the transformation of the subject’s shyness into the artist’s vision of confidence and The piece discusses one’s striving to balance the search for identity while posing in private and the possibility of exaggerated self-assuredness that can result from hyper-focusing on one’s exterior. The lofty and idealized nature of the pose illustrates the desire to transcend timidity as well as the dangers of excessive pride that may come when only beauty rather than genuine growth is its source.