Prometheus I, 1955-56
"The Titan, Prometheus, 1956 - who stole fire from the gods to give to man, who saw the future and suffered Zeus' vengeful anger for it- sparks an abstract sculptural tribute. Diagonal thrusts and crescents surrounding starbursts teeter in precarious bilateral symmetry, the conceptual invocation of this giant. In this modern form they renew the ancient story and revitalize its message."
"The "Prometheus" series will of course deal largely with the sun, and fire, and relate itself more directly to man. It gets down the essential origins, water, fire, rock, ground, stars and movement. It is that kind of reiteration of those basic qualities."
[Theodore Roszak interview with Elliott, 1956, p. 20-21]
Steel brazed with nickel-silver
Height: 15 inches.
Collection: Hort Family Collection, NY.