Embracing Eos

DysART Trail

Embracing Eos

Haliburton, Ontario K0M, Canada

Created By: Tammy Rea

Point of Interest Details

Artist: Charles O’Neil

About: The sculpture depicts a man facing due east, with his arms raised high, greeting the morning sun and reaching to embrace Eos the goddess of the dawn. According to Greek mythology, Eos rose up into the sky from the river Okeanos at the start of each day, and pulled back the curain of dawn so her brother Apollo could drive his chariot – the sun across the sky. As the result of a curse laid upon her by Aphrodite, Eos fell in love with every young man she saw, The story of the man depicted in Embracing Eos is unclear. Does he simply admire the beauty of Eos as she rises each morning? Or is he another young man about to fall victim to her lust?

Materials: Wire and Steel.

This point of interest is part of the tour: DysART Trail


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