John B. Mors

 

Cerveteri/Mausoleum

Cerveteri is the fifth of a series of sculptures referred to as "Chimneys".

The sculpture presented a substantial problem, being a composite of two structures. The sculpture was originally conceived as a reference to the Etruscan tumuli at Cerveteri. However it mentally evolved to a remembrance of the Mausoleum of Augustus. When I looked more closely at plans and reconstructions of the tomb, I found that my remembrance of the building was inconsistent with the sculptural concept ( particularly in the reconstructed form ). Luckily I was able to find an image of a Cerveteri tomb more in keeping my original concept, and the sculpture reverted to its original concept.






   
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