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
Inspired by Martin Luther King's words: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Bandage removed, inner eyes open, she carries the scale like a king a scepter.
WHO CAN HELP?
Quote from a friend: "Who is able to keep the world safe? Is it the world itself? Or is the whole constellation rather unsafe for this world being so alone in the Universe. Icarus symbolises this."
FACES OF LOVE
Love as imposition! King Minos of Crete insulted Poseidon by refusing to offer him, in sacrifice, his most beautiful bull . The God punishes him by imposing on his wife, Pasiphae, great desire for the animal her husband wanted so much to keep. From this union, the Minotaur is born.
Inspired by a father who knows the educational benefit of practicing a sport so he decided to teach and manage a football club. I imagined a child entering the field for the first time.
SOUND OF THE UNIVERSE
A woman, touches a drum, as a symbol for creation of life in our Universe.
A sculpture created with the precise intention to radiate trust , harmony and peace between creation and creator.
IL FAUT NAÎTRE DEUX FOIS
Inspired by Christian Bobin who wrote "Il nous faut naître deux fois pour vivre un peu. Il faut naître par la chair et naître par l'âme."
Narcisse surprised (a sound? a presence?) turns his attention to include the outside world. Instantaneously, he becomes free from the obsessive self love he was cursed with.
After Jheronimus Bosch. External signs of poverty symbolising inner poverty. He is seen as he turns around (changes) symbolically returning to his 'wealth', a 'home' he left but belongs to.
Maillol, Balanchine, Degas, Hieronimus Bosch, Rembrandt or my bronze casters, I sculpt my Thank You!
Icarus, Narcissus, Hermes, Flora, Euterpe, Demeter, Danäe, Leda, Batseba, Sheherazade.. Myths, Stories and tales are 'schools' one might want to attend to learn about themselves and worlds.
CONVERSATION WITH GRAVITY
ON SUCH A SMALL SURFACE...
We stand and defy the limitations imposed by gravity!
TOILETTE AS LUXURY ?
ACT OF LOVE
Celebrating the smallest desire to care for one's own neatness and beauty as a gift from Love, not to be taken for granted. In somber times, don't they shine as luxury?
FACES OF LOVE
Bitter sweet for Petrarch, not to be resisted for Zeus, unreturned for Apollo, imposed for Pasiphäe, punishing and cursed for Narcissus, unifying for a human couple, tragic in Shakespeare, unconditional between creation and creator... The universal force has so many faces...
REMBRANDT VAN RIJN