The title of this work was taken and inspired by the poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius in the 1st Century BC where he describes the nature of reality, physical principles and belief. In De Rerum Natura (The Nature of Things), he urges the Roman people to move from superstition towards rationality, and in one part, refers to the "weight of religion".
This work continues a series of sculptural works beginning with "Lao Tzu Dreams of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider)" in 2009 and "Hephaestus' Lure" in 2010, each of which brings together imaginary encounters with ancient philosophers and modern science and technology.
Also featured in my solo exhibition at Dia Projects.
Sculpture. Iron, Wood
150 x 100 x 200 cm