The Golden Mean is part of a series of swimmers and bathers Feuerman began working on in the late seventies. The bronze sculpture, which towers 16 feet high and weights nearly two tons, depicts a male diver in an arm stand position balancing solely on his hands. With the aid of a team of engineers, Feuerman's massive sculpture defies the laws of physics and is in perfect balance by a mere six inches of wrist. Through both the process and finished sculpture, The Golden Mean exemplifies the strength and resilience of the human spirit, life's struggle as a balancing act and the victory of survival. In all her work, Feuerman pushes beyond the bounds of mere mimicry and perceived notions of reality.
Video by Alvaro Corzo V. (corzo360.com)
Model Richard Nuzzolese
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