Paper and Wire Sculpture: The Sharp-beaked hound of Zeus

"Now hear another monstrous sight: Beware:

The sharp-beaked hounds of Zeus that never bark"


quote from Aeschylus, "Prometheus Bound", 5th century BC


Dimensions of hound: 4" x 8" x 2.5"

Materials: Silver wire, acid-free tissue paper scolopax rusticola skull.


Available to view or purchase from Papershapers, Giant Robot, Scion Installation LA Gallery until 2nd May 2009


More wire creatures by Polly Verity


Photo © Chris Malcolm

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  • Joseph Wu PRO 6y

    A perfect pairing of text and art.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • Joseph Wu PRO 6y

    BTW, are these going to the show in SF?
  • polly verity PRO 6y

    Thank you
    yes Joseph - they are all in the LA show which opens tomorrow
  • Joseph Wu PRO 6y

    Sorry...brain cramp. I meant LA, of course!
  • the justified sinner PRO 6y

    Wonderful piece and a brilliant interpretation of the quote.
  • polly verity PRO 6y

    Thanks Dauvit
    He was actually referring to gryphons but I really liked that particular image the quote conjures
  • Fernando Villarruel 6y

    Beatiful piece of at
  • matilda acuarelas 6y

    Hi Polyscene, I'm Daniela, from Chile.
    I'm a studing of fEscenography (my first year at college) and your work has inspired me in a big way, specially in Volume, a subject that has been the most difficult one at least, at this moment. Well, the reason of me talking to you is, first to tell you your work is amazing, I really admire you, and starting from that, I would love f you can help me, giving me some advices, for Monday, I have to present a work for Volume, bassed in Origami, but without sticking any paper (only folding and cutting the material, but letting the teachers have the posibility to extend the paper and see that's still a same plane or flat).
    Please, can't you give some advice? If you can answer me, I will understand, but if it is possible I'll be very grateful. So nwo I'm gonna give you my mail, in case you can help me

    With love and admiration
    Daniela Portillo Cisterna
    Santiago de Chile

    PS: Excuse my English please ajaj
  • Papercraft & Co 6y

    Your sculptures are really fascinating !!!
  • polly verity PRO 6y

    Thank you Papercraft & Co, I love your paper masks
  • Martin Blunt PRO 5y

    Superb work, love the wire mythological animal/creatures.
  • (^-^) SUE (^-^) 5y

    I have really enjoyed looking at your amazing paper sculptures, as you will realise from my favourites!
  • polly verity PRO 5y

    Thank you :-)
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