Pillars of Hercules
MATERIAL: metal: steel
DIMENSIONS: three elements, each: 89 in x 96 in x 24 in
CREDIT: Grounds For Sculpture, Gift of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Original Gift of the Artist
© Artist's Estate, photo: Ken Ek
Bullock's sculptures are often composed of simplified geometric constructions in steel, painted in brilliant primary and secondary colors. In 'Pillars of Hercules' each element composing the triptych is eight feet high with geometric cut-outs atop a tubular column. The title refers to the labors performed by Hercules, the Greek mythological hero, and the promontories named for him that flank the eastern entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar.