Width: 15 inches
Private collection, UK
Note: The artist was inspired to make this series of works by having seen in the British Museum an Assyrian relief on which there is a symbolic circle with wings on each side above the head of a god. As a result of seeing the relief the artist made a group of works which are characterised by a wing shape curving into itself. The work also relates to the series of ‘Band’ sculptures which Boden produced from 1965. In these sculptures Boden was interested that by bending a sheet of metal—essentially a 2D medium—he could achieve a 3D statement. The Band series generally consists of tall curved forms, sometimes completely cylindrical, and was made in steel because it was a cheap material. Subsequently he was able to afford aluminium and later plastic.
A similar work is in the collection of the Tate Gallery, London.