Imagine me doing a post for Easter...
I may not celebrate it
but living in a mainly Christian society [for now...],
our culture is full of such symbolism
and one cannot ignore that fact.
So I've gathered a few pieces here for the occasion,
just for fun!!!
"Drummer [Barry Flanagan, circa 1988]"
Mister Flanagan is famous for his hare sculptures,
a recurring theme of his...
I've always found this one delightful.
You can see here the official picture from the museum's archives.
"Processional Cross [Italy, 1468-83]"
I tried giving some mystic here.
The original from the museum's archives can be seen here.
"Hands [Kent Ipsen, circa 1992]"
I definitely took some artistic license here
by casting a brand new light on this piece.
Aren't we all in need of a little "salvation"?!?
I included this piece here
because the hands set like this look like the were raised in praise.
Had they been set the other way around,
one could think there were raised in supplication...
The archive's picture can be seen here.
"Self Portrait of God (For My Father) [Gilles Mihalcean, circa 1998]"
Someone will have to explain that one to me...
Made of wood and granite,
I see this as a totem.
Are the three parts representative of the trinity that prevails in Christianity?
And as there is no apparent front or back but you can walk all around it,
could this be god's omniscience?!?
Maybe I read too much into this
and the explanation is much simpler than that.
The funny thing though,
given the title,
is that one could presume that god was a precursor to today's trend,
the artist did dedicate this to his father
so one assumes this was a serious reflection on his part.
The picture from the museum's archives can be seen here.
I hope you've enjoyed this post.
Happy Easter to those concerned!!
To think I didn't even get one of those chocolate eggs...
Where's the Easter Bunny when you need it?!?