Andre Breton

This is the first piece where I really looked into the stone, rather than just using it?s coloration as a textural background. The inspiration began with the hair, where I?ve tried to capture Man Ray?s solarized photograph of Breton.

Working with the surrealist spirit I gave him a Duchampian nose and a Dali eye. At first I didn?t know what to do with the mouth, then I realized that playwrights speak through an actor, and at the time that would most assuredly be Hugo Ball, who owned and acted in the Cabaret Voltaire.

The head, when finished, was a little top-heavy and I felt it appropriate to use a square peg in a round hole as support.

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