Leda and the Swan

Anna Williams

BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Cast bronze, cast resin, paint, antique axe, on reclaimed wood
DATE 2017
DIMENSIONS 55.9cm x 166.4cm x 46.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2020.02.01a-d
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of private collection, 2020
A bronze cast of a naked woman, standing, looking into the distance. In her right hand hangs a resin casted swan, entirely white. An axe is resting on her shoulder, held by her left arm. The sculpture depicts characters from Greek mythology; Leda being the female figure and Zeus interpreted as the swan. The bronze sculpture stands on a rectangular wooden base made of four joint planks. The pedestal is empty in its center.

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