On Display Modern One
- Scottish Art
Standing on two tubular legs and supporting a large head, St. Sebastian illustrates the importance of the human form in the work of Eduardo Paolozzi. The familiar shape, however, is heavily scarred by traces of man-made interference. The sculpture's surface is coarse and rough, incorporating scratches as well as impressions of gears, wheels and machines. On a different level, however, these marks are also proof of the intense craftsmanship of the production process: they are clear indication of the direct intervention of an artist. St. Sebastian was a martyr who was tied to a stake and shot through with arrows.