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Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)
Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)
Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)
Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)
Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)
Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)
Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)

© The Estate of the Artist; Courtesy of Richard Saltoun Gallery, London. Photo credit: Museums Sheffield

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This is from a series of work by Helen Chadwick called 'Ego Geometria Sum', a set of self portraits which represent different points in her life. The Latin title means 'I am geometry' and comes from Chadwick's interest in finding mathematical order in one's life.

Each self portrait is based on an object which symbolises her at a certain age, in this case a piano representing her at the age of nine. It is covered with images of Chadwick, the area she grew up in, and pictures of the piano itself. She is careful to hide her face as the work is intended to be a universal portrait of growing up.

Museums Sheffield: Graves Gallery

Sheffield

Title

Ego Geometria Sum (The Piano Aged Nine Years)

Date

1983

Medium

plywood & photo-emulsion

Measurements

H 86.2 x W 105.3 x D 40.1 cm

Accession number

VIS.5301

Acquisition method

presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1988

Work type

Sculpture

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