Artist Igor Mitoraj is inspired by ancient cultures and particularly characters from Greek and Roman mythology. In this sculpture, the dismembered head of Eros, the Greek god of love and desire, lies on its side. The bandages that wrap Eros' face suggest that the eyes and mouth have been covered indicating that desires and ideas have been imprisoned. The bandages also symbolize two opposing views of the world - either that civilization is broken beyond repair, or that it is being held together despite destructive forces.
Photo captured in Citygarden in St. Louis, Missouri on May 4, 2014.
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