November 16th Lady L Andromeda
Ivory, calcite, onyx, bronze and granite
Andromeda was tied naked to the rocks on the coast of her native Ethiopia as a victim for the sea monster then ravaging the area. Perseus rescued and eventually married her. Small polychrome erotic sculptures using many different materials were a French specialty around 1900. The pure white ivory of Andromeda’s body makes her seem enticingly available and desirable – she cannot escape and appears to writhe as much in anticipation as in fear.