Athletic Spirit

© Susan Dorothea White

Athletic Spirit, 2008
bronze on marble base
31.5 x 30 x 14.5 cm
Limited edition 7

The face, hands, and feet of an athlete emerge from a Möbius strip, which is in the shape of a figure-of-eight. The one-sided nature of the Möbius strip represents perpetual motion and continuity; the figure-of-eight symbolizes spirit and harmony. The torso of the athlete is omitted to give a sense of weightless agility. The strip is attached to the marble base at a single point so that the face, hands, and feet are suspended in space to create the feeling of perpetual movement.

- Susan Dorothea White

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