The Human Side of Being II

1992
Bronze
x 400 x cm
Edition of 8

Eva Drewett writes: "The human persona changes according to how we are treated by others. Our character is constantly changing depending on whom we are reacting to. We naturally react to impulses evoked by others. Our behavioural patterns are forever altering like a kaleidoscope. This piece focuses on just one image of that kaleidoscope. The exterior is human but asexual - the back has been distorted slightly so that it is impossible to determine sex. The interior is symbolic of one image of our kaleidoscopic nature.”The Human Side of Being has been made in three versions: a smaller piece in an edition of eight in bronze; The Human Side of Being II, an edition of four monumental bronzes, the first of which has previously been on display at the Cass Sculpture Foundation; and another version made in ceramic which Eva Drewett says she completed after several failures, having wanted to make the work in a medium other than bronze. The textures of the inner and outer surfaces provide contrasts similar to those in the bronze versions.

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About The Artist

Working mostly in bronze, and recently in steel, Eva Drewett uses the human form to convey a powerful message, not a unique notion in itself, but with a vision that is wrought by some of the harsher realities of life. The forms she finds within apparently limited means are confrontational, sometimes terrifying, and with a presence that cannot be ignored. Whilst delving into mankind's collective psyche, she explores the form of the head or torso with astonishing skill and an uncanny insight into human frailty.

Eva Drewett

Born: 1957

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