Eva, 2023

polyester, fiberglass, acrylic

200 x 396 x 132 cm

The statue served as a model for the realization of the statue in bronze (private investor – Rehabilitation Center Čeladná s. r. o.). It is based on the previous composition of the “Humility” statue, but basically follows on from the older “Virtue of Virtues” statue. Again, it is inspired by a yoga pose called Gomukha asana, or cow pose – also sometimes called the woman’s pose. All the more so because this position is related to the theme of the biblical Eve, the foremother of humanity, who was not born of a woman. She humbly accepts the predestination of inevitable fate with open arms. She floats, as it were, above the ground, when using a hidden point of contact on the calf of the left leg, she creates a shadow under the body, and to ensure stability, she lightly touches the little toes of both feet to the ground, from which she is basically born through a man.

The sculpture is still in the creative process stage and is not quite in its final form. The entire finalization process remains the author’s secret.

photo: Martin Popelář, author’s archive