Homo Sapiens

1961, polychrome wood, size106 x 61 x 49.5 cm

The face of the “The Very First”* is human-and-ape-like. Yes, it is wooden, but also as if stony, made of flint. Most of all, it is both demonic and divine. A double-crowned brow: the crown of a king, or perhaps a jester, and then an aureole of thorns. Animal, man, God. Shapelessly shapely.

Derived from wood, he remains unalienated. He rather grew out of, rolled out of a log, was created from it, and not carved.

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*) the title was given to the sculpture by the author of the text

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