John B. Mors

 

"Pyramid Inversion, Old Kingdom, Egypt."


"Pyramid Inversion, Old Kingdom, Egypt."
Steel. 1999.
24" x 38" x 38"
Subject
The sculpture is based on the pyramid of Cheops from the Old Kingdom of Egypt, Dynasty IV ( ca 2500 BC ), which at 150m high, it is one of the largest structures ever made by man.
The interior form is derived from the burial chamber of the pyramid of Unas, which represents the home of the deceased, and his surroundings in the next world.

Object
By combining an image of the exterior and the interior, it makes apparent what we know ( or believe ) is inside the surface. Hence it is an inversion, for it brings the inside to the outside, at the same time, inverting the scale of the two components.

   
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