Gerhard Petzl

Golden swan in nest

A bronze sculpture stands in the center of attention in the middle, representing a fusion between woman body and swan head. The material mix of wood, strings, plaster etc. are also thought after, as a wooden nest is not only fragile, in our case also transparent and exposed but also temporarily. As comments about women generally are often made that they just choose a certain type of man (mostly wealth ones) in order for the chance of getting "into a golden nest" but the complexity within the environment of women is way more complex.
The moment they are in a relationship with a man there are strings attached, seen on the black strings all around the installation and fixed with the nest and the wooden parts. The dark rock-alike foundation, holding the bronze sculpture stands for the rise as a phoenix from the ashes and her role in society. Women are mostly holding not only the social network and/or family together they are also often either well connected or totally isolated in their own bubble or the spikey nest, called home.


80cm, 60cm, 42cm (Height, Width, Depth)
Natural Materials, Mixed Media, Bronze, Wood
Installation, Fantasy, Abstract
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