STATUES & THEIR PHILOSOPHY
5 LINES SYMBOL
I engrave this mark onto my bronzes and use it as a seal on the Authenticity Certificate I deliver to each customer.
3 horizontal lines represent the natural plan in which Man comes to live a ‘miraculous’ combination of inner and outer movements of the body, thoughts and emotions. In time, a slice of bread becomes physical body without our direct intervention or control. Similarly, context, education and information and experiences gathered along the way, become 'natural' mind-body and emotion body. 2 vertical lines stand for the existence of a higher intentional or conscious plan to life. Experiences, such as unconditional love, creative thoughts and imagination, can be accessed. The points where vertical and horizontal cross represent gates which conscious attention opens.
Selected work from the collection.
READINESS IS ALL
Inspired by Shakespeare’s words “Readiness is all!" (Hamlet)
Necessity equals ambition!
For Icarus, necessity means escaping the labyrinth in which his Father, Daedalus, him-self and the Mino-taur (huge dirty secret of King Minos’s family) are trapped.
Brueghel, the older, painted an exceptional version of the fall of Icarus: a non-event to the world. As tragic as it is, the fall is insignificant when compared to the will because while power to succeed relies on ‘circumstances’, willingness does not!
CAN SHE WEEP?
Love of Fate... Is she about to touch the globe and distribute to man the circumstances and events their lives?
If so, she must convey a sense of necessity going beyond human interpretation. When trust prevails, is it not true that all lives are equal? Though I wonder: Does she has a 'fate'? And, does she know how to weep?
GOD CHASING YOU
Instead of sculpting a Zeus/Swan coming from above down to earth, I would have him coming from below, to reach Leda.
If life is indeed a play, know your role, which mask to wear and you will be 'Magnifico!'
REMOVING THE BANDAGE