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Monarch by David Herbert Has a Shakespearean Sci-Fi Inspiration

 - Nov 14, 2011
References: davidherbert & mymodernmet
The sculpture titled Monarch by David Herbert is sure to look eerily similar to many people. That's because it was inspired by the alien from the 'Alien' film franchise directed by Ridley Scott. Yet instead of being as menacing as that particular alien, or any other art tributes for that matter, this sculpture looks strangely at peace.

Reclined on a rocking chair with a butterfly resting on its wrist, the sculpture Monarch by David Herbert has more of a theatrical influence than a horror or science fiction one. As the artist says, "I wanted to make a sort of Shakespearean theme of a fallen autocrat." Its form was also inspired by Swiss artist H. R. Giger's illustrations.