Number 1 of an edition of 12. Signed and inscribed on base: De Lue scul 1948 c. 1986 1/12 Tx [Tallix foundry symbol]. Cast at the Tallix Foundry in Beacon, NY. Renaissance brown and green patinas, mounted on Vermont Verde marble base (1 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2).
The figure is pressing a giant tooth into the earth and raising a hand in victory over war. Although De Lue called this figure Jason, and recounted the tale of sowing the dragon’s teeth, he was more likely referring to Cadmus, who also planted dragon’s teeth which sprouted into soldiers. In the latter case, the soldiers battled each other until only five lived. Then, one cast away his weapons and said, ‘Brothers, let us live in peace!’