Richard Edelman

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5' x 3' x 3'

Bronze

JACOB WRESTLING WITH

THE ANGEL

 

2013

Richard Edelman

This is a bronze so I'm starting with a clay and plaster rendering. It's my first attempt at two figures in bronze. I'm intrigued with the story of Jacob wrestling with the angel, which I interpret as Jacob arguing with himself in a nightmare. I've rendered Jacob as an older experienced fighter with cauliflower ears and broken nose, and the angel as his younger delicately-featured self. I worried about the wings because who does angel wings anymore, but I decided to give it a try. I did only one because I didn't want to obstruct the view of the wrestlers falling into the foreground.