Eros Bendato Scrippolato
Igor Mitoraj, Poland/Italy
Eros Bendato Scrippolato is a bronze sculpture made to look like a fragment of an ancient monument to Eros, the god of love. Often portrayed with his arrows, Eros is represented here as blindfolded, suggesting that love is blind and his victims are randomly selected.
The head with its surface patina, cracked plates and pieces of shattered fragments suggest the destruction of objects and monuments brought on by time. Some suggest that this mutilated head represents a loss of history and a connection with higher powers. To others it is a criticism of contemporary civilization and a warning against its destructive power.
Eros Bendato Scrippolato was part of Vancouver Biennale 2009-2011 and Mitoraj’s public art debut in North America.