Sisyphus


A relief depicting Sisyphus who has already accepted his punishment from gods. Around him there is an inscription - "Sisyphus, who drags the rock but continues to laugh at gods." In this relief the sculptor examines Sisyphus as a man who, being doomed to eternal suffering, has not broken inside. One can imagine that if Sisyphus could order a sculpture with his image, probably he would want to see his image like that. Through the author's understanding of Sisyphus character in contemporary sculpture we see an undamped man doomed to eternal futile hard work and also a personality that is filled with his inner world and, instead of suffering and despair, day after day improves and enriches his inner world by self-development.