This large construction is another version of an idea I’ve developed in several earlier pieces. If the dot made by a reed pen with black ink (imagine a slightly rotated square) is metaphorically the Creation Point, then the 3-dimensional projection of that would be a black cube, metaphorically the body. In this piece, the black cube is cracking and coming apart, and the Hamsa is ready to fly away. The word hamsa in Hindu lore is understood to refer to a crane or goose, and is a symbol of liberation from the cycle of birth and death. The hamsa is also the vehicle of the Goddess Saraswati.
38″ x 15″
Glazed Stoneware, Gold Luster, Wax Encaustic, Gold Leaf