International Sculpture Center



Sassona Norton

The Last of Summer (Detail of head)
53" x 96" x 86"

View of detail of head. A moment of warmth is about to pass. The figure on the rock is muscular and strong, but the message carried by the movement is of deep longing. The body arches in all directions: the two arms, opposite from each other, are like wings that spread wide in a flight, and while the body is in front of the viewer, the head is thrown back, possibly towards the sun. The summer is coming to a close. Time is indeed irreversible, but the yearning to hold onto it is a mark of strength and tenacity.