(2016) | 33 1/2in tall x 13in wide x 8in deep | Steel, Heavy Body Acrylic Paint
The artwork I decided to reinterpret for my Steel project is the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch which dates to 1505. The triptych piece is an oil on panel. Bosch was one of the major contributing artists in the Early Netherlandish painting style. In the painting, there is a theme of the creation of life, human futility, and damnation. The first panel on the right illustrates the meeting of Adam and Eve. The following middle panel shows the garden filled with naked figures carrying out many nonsensical and somewhat lustful activities in a whimsical landscape. The last panel is a depiction of Hell and has disturbing images such as creatures devouring humans.
There are multiple interesting structures in this painting that I wanted to recreate. I chose to recreate the abstract building-like structure in the top left of the first panel. As for the finish of the steel, I wanted to show an aspect of each panel in this one sculpture; the structure of the first panel, the scenery of the middle painting, and darkness in the last panel.