Anamorphic sculpture 

Polychrome terracotta 

cm 64x55x56 



The severe, frowning face of the sea god vanishes as soon as the observer moves, giving way to forms that evoke waves, seaweed or the bow of a ship.

A face is seen, but the modeling, materially, is not that of a head. This creates a deviance between the image and the material form that generates it. Using terracotta favors the immediacy of the modeling. In the shapes it assumes, it also suggests formless magma – Poseidon, the cthonia part of Zeus – that emerges from the depths of the sea.

The rough, granular surface of refractory clay not only evokes the texture of natural materials but is also formal element that establishes a relationship with the coarse, porous aspect of the stone in the sculpture taken as model, an aspect emphasized by the rough grain of the photographic image to which it refers.