Spring Hurlbut

Triglyph Entablature

1991
By replacing the abstract triglyphs used in Doric architecture with human thighbones, the artist points to the theory that Classical decoration had its origins in sacrificial rites. For her, such an explanation is both plausible and richly suggestive of architecture's symbolism.
Title
Triglyph Entablature
Date
1991
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
femur bone, polymer, plaster, steel
Dimensions
103.6 x 652.5 x 36.9 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1993
Accession number
37138.1-28