~ Adrien Sina 2003
At a point of extinction for this female figure and, inexorably for her creator, the ice child merges her cold body with melting snow. Edward Onslow Ford's Snowdrift, 1901, his valedictory sculpture of marble, agate and lapis lazuli, cased in glass, is pierced by the gazes of an old woman and a young girl - two sculpted heads, at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. A sensory geography is recast here for new spectators as a topography of desire, proposing a space in which lovers may project memories of the body. Perfections and imperfections of the loved object.
© Adrien Sina