“THE RIDERS” appeared one by one throughout 2013/2021 and each has a unique meaning to me; however, as a group they all harmonize into one larger metamorphosis of meaning.
A fundamental search for existential meaning is at the heart of each sculpture.
Tattva Mimamsa: Pondering DualismTattva Mimamsa: Pondering dualism, is a synthesis of thought and action, abstraction and substantiality, of ideation and materialism, it is a union of art and craft. It is at once an ideational object and a functional vessel hand made from mud and infused with academic study. Use it to elevate your thinking or plant an actual seed in the Buddha’s head, or do both,
After the protective gods of the Sacred Door.
The lamassu is a celestial being from ancient Mesopotamian religion bearing a human head, bull's body, sometimes with the horns and the ears of a bull, and wings. It appears frequently in Mesopotamian art. ... To protect houses, the lamassu were engraved in clay tablets, which were then buried under the door's threshold.
"Gullinbursti and the Golden Women"
Then Brokkr brought forward his gifts: ... to Freyr he gave the boar, saying that it could run through air and water better than any horse, and it could never become so dark with night or gloom of the Murky Regions that there should not be sufficient light where he went, such was the glow from its mane and bristles.
"Ceridwen and the Sacred Pigs".
Pigs in their various forms, from wild boar to domesticated swine, are extremely ambivalent figures in myth, sacred in some contexts, demonic in others, or (in the paradoxical manner so common to magical tales) both revered and shunned at the same time. The pig as a sacred animal seems to belong to the early goddess religions, about which our knowledge is far fr
"Hippo Libido: Taweret
The goddess Taweret, portrayed as a bipedal hippopotamus with limbs like those of a feline. Her hand rests on the sa sign, a hieroglyph that means "protection". Taweret was a household deity worshipped throughout Egypt.
"Hippo Libido: Taweret The goddess Taweret, portrayed as a bipedal hippopotamus with limbs like those of a feline. Her hand rests on the sa sign, a hieroglyph that means "protection". Taweret was a household deity worshipped throughout Egypt.
Buffalo Rider. SOLD
The American buffalo or bison is a symbol of abundance and manifestation, and the lesson learned by the Lakota that day is that one does not have to struggle to survive if the right action is joined by the right prayer. The birth of a sacred white buffalo is a sign of hope and an indication of good times to come.
Baby Bird: An American Emblem
In Progress 2021
Baby Bird: An American EmblemIn 2021
Dog Rider and Spirits