Isabel Nolan

Lionhuman confronts the void!

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Year 2016-2021
Medium Colour pencil and pencil on paper
Dimensions 21.1 x 29.7 cm
Nominated by Emma Goltz

About the work

The Ice-Age sculpture Löwenmensch (in Engish literally Lionhuman) was carved out of a mammoth tusk approximately 40,000 years ago. My thinking goes that Lionhuman looks like the work of a human discovering that meaning is as malleable as clay. But it might simply be the protagonist of an ancient bedtime story, a story told to encourage small, unruly humans to go to sleep lest the Lionhuman come… An upright, half-human half-lion, I suspect the Lionhuman’s superpower is to happily live in a state of blissful in-betweenness.

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