TITLE: SNAIL AND THE ANGEL, 1977–1984
MEDIUM: Bronze sculptures
EDITION: 350 + 35EA
SIZE: 20 in. (50.8 cm.)
DESCRIPTION: One of Dali’s more obsessive fetishes is the snail, as it incorporates the paradox of softness, (the animal), with hardness, (the shell). The snail is the symbol of the slow passing of time. The Angel who keeps the forces of the spirit visits it to bestow the gift of unlimited speed.