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Caryatids

1995-96

Carved wood, ink and pencil drawings, watercolors on handmade paper, painted wood.
Figures: 1 1/8” wide and 26” high

The caryatid figures are unlike the more common muscular Atlas carrying heavy architectural elements of buildings. Böröcz continues to utilize the attenuated human forms he first developed in his pencil figures. These narrow figures in these wood sculptures are combined with other medium, such as painted silhouette wood forms or ink drawings placed into mahogany frames.
Like the traditional caryatids, these characters are half naked, but they do wear shoes. They are either standing on or holding up framed drawings and painted wood objects. The subject matter of the drawing and of the painted wood elements relates back to the figures themselves -- absurd cartoonish moments composed and literally held together.