Imagine living alone on an island with only the coconuts and iguanas to keep you company. It wouldn’t take very long before you conjured up an imaginary friend… should we call him Wilson? People need company, and more importantly, we can only be human in the company of others. Like a tree falling in the forest, we need ears to hear, or there is no sound. Love is funny that way… if you don’t work it, you don’t have it. We need each other.
We all need someone to walk side by side or life becomes pretty bleak. In Genesis Adam first pines for and then dreams of a partner to share life with. Eve is pulled from his side (traditionally translated as rib) The two of them now can face life together.
Carlo Francesco and Michlangelo’s Creation of Eve is the standard interpretation of this story. However I prefer Carpioni’s synthesis of Adam and Eve in their being created with less of a focus on timing. Bouguereau First Mourning really drives home the importants of partnership in living through the hardships of life. Eve and Adam are devastated by the death of Abel and cling to each other for support.
And so it is with Eve of a Dream. Drawing inspiration from these masters, I’ve folding all their messages into one statue. Eve is the answer to Adam’s dreams and she will face along with her partner all of life future highs and lows. Side by side.