​From Boky’s Figurative Poetry Collection, this bronze was directly inspired by a poem entitled Mea Culpa taken from Paul Géraldy’s book Toi et Moi. It has been a source of inspiration for Boky for many years. While studying in Florence, she found an old, dilapidated copy of the book in a basement. It inspired a series of paintings, as well as, a series of photos entitled Le Roi est Mort.

The sculpture exists in two editions, one has the excerpt of Géraldy’s poem in the interior of the female figure, while the other edition does not. Gold leafed or Platinum leafed.

Mea Culpa:

Au fond, vois-tu, mon erreur,
ma grande folie
c’est d’avoir chargé ton cœur
de tout le poids ma vie

Which translates to:

In the end, you see my error,
My greatest folly
Is to have charged your heart
With all the weight of my life

Available in Bronze, or Bronze with Gold or Platinum Leaf


  • 30" x 8" x 10" (76.2 x 20 x 25 cm)

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