The work "Dark Cover" by Mira Maylor belongs to the Cover Series. It contains a dark cast bronze figure enclosed in a wooden box. It can represent the tight, confined spaces for meditating monks or for torture. The work is a metaphor for physical stress juxtaposed to a spiritual mindset. "Dark Cover" emphasizes the conflict between the spiritual and the corporal reality of day to day life.
There is also a contrast between the human figure made out of the dark, hard, and cold material of bronze and the organic, almost warm enclosure of the wooden box. Maylor's work constantly deals with duality and the combination of disparate materials that underscores their special power and expressive qualities. In her artistic work she often engages in contradicting perceptions, dealing with issues related to identity, alienation, and the multiplicity of meanings.
Cover 1 S
Cast glass and mixed media 250 x 150cm
Cover 2 S
cast glass and mixed media, 200 x 60 x 20 cm
Dark Cover S
wood lead and mixed media, 38 x 28 x 22 cm