On this page is presented Mr. Belardo's series of large, terra-cotta, multi-figure, narrative compositions.  This work is complex and Baroque in conception. Mr. Belardo cultivates a dynamic process of composition in which several figures interact physically. There is a spontaneous order that emerges over time from the interaction of individual figures.  The result is a complex, yet delicately unified, narrative.  A multiple figure composition is exponentially more complex and time-consuming to develop than a single figure composition. All the individual figures maintain their own physical completeness and logos. The multiple figures combine to create complex narrative stories.   The narratives address conceptions of sacred spaces from both classical myths and the stories of Genesis. The viewer is led through the composition by following dynamic lines and surfaces.  These dynamics connect Individual figures to build narratives.  

Tyche
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Phaethon Son of Helios
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Phaethon Son of Helios
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Sacred Garden
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Sacred Garden
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Sacred Garden
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Pyre
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Pyre
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Pyre
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Martyr
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Martyr
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River God
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River God
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River God
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Persephone
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Persephone
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Persephone
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Persephone
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Altar
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Altar
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The Pretense of Knowledge
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The Pretense of Knowledge
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Manumission
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Manumission (Detail)
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