(2015) is a similarly haptic sculpture—you can feel it with your eyes. Its bust-like form looks like a head, the
hair made from snakes reduced to ragged-looking sections of metal. Most of the artwork’s surface is beautifully patinated, with brown, purple, and gray hues overlapping and mingling. Medusa
’s serrated neck is rendered as roughly hewn metal, warped by heat and labor. The entire piece is mounted on a thin metal base and a tripod-like four-legged stand, resembling a prize or an unexplainable machine.
The sculptures, pulled into the present from another time, represent possibilities for human life in the future. In an era when mass-produced goods are widely available and civil leaders worry about spiritual decay, Calò’s blend of mystical pre-modern images presented as contemporary totems resurrect a sense of primordial humanity, essential to life on Earth.