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Sisyphus’s Struggle

Illustration / Digital

Digital pattern made of the Greek figure Sisyphus endlessly pushing himself up a climb. Sisyphus was a cunning king who thrice tricked the gods, for which he was sentenced to an eternity of rolling a boulder up to the top of a mountain only for it roll back down. This story is my favorite of the Greek myths, especially with the addition existential interpretation by Albert Camus in his philosophical essay “The Myth of Sisyphus.” I felt that placing Sisyphus in a repeating pattern captures his unceasing punishment, while replacing his boulder with himself highlights that it is really Sisyphus’ own sins that he must carry.