13 x 11 x 14 in / 33 x 27 x 35 cm
Carrara marble, edition of 6 (+1AP)
13 inch tall Carrara marble version of a new large-scale statue (work in progress) created using a combination of state-of-the-art 3D scanning technologies and traditional casting methods. The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The name originates from within Greek language; (oura) meaning "tail" and (boros) meaning "eating", thus "he who eats the tail". The Ouroboros represents the perpetual cyclic renewal of life and infinity, the concept of eternity and the eternal return, and represents the cycle of life, death and rebirth, leading to immortality, as in the Phoenix. The current mathematical symbol for infinity - may be derived from a variant on the classic Ouroboros with the snake looped once before eating its own tail.