More about Pair of Lip Bowls: Julius Caesar & Cleopatra, 2022
"I have had a desire to make a series of pieces based on the ‘lip of a vessel’ having the potential as an element of portraiture. Aspects of this possibility are developing as this series unfolds.
What we have in these first manifestations are ‘libation’ bowls’ that represent the lips of historical characters in a relationship with each other. The lips are carved in an appropriate material: 'Caesar meets Cleopatra’, in Imperial Porphyry." Stephen Cox, 2022