Rider Series Concept

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The Concept

“THE RIDERS” appeared one by one throughout 2013/2016 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. Some examples, the naked overweight middle aged lady sitting astride a four legged Buddha, a Babylonian princess sitting side saddle on a golden pig and a woman balanced upon a white buffalo all ride towards a higher realization of what it actually means to be physically human and psychological active in each and every moment. Each animal brings its own presence and power to its human rider. The white buffalo brings atavistic and clairvoyant energies to the meditating women on his back. The past and the future merging into a clarity of omniscience. The knowing of everything all at once is a goal to which we all strive, some aggressively some meandering and some steadfastly. From the moment we are born in human form we struggle with comprehension and adaptation it is the only way to survive; however, at some point we reach a level of proficiency in the art of survival and gratification and some feel that there is an entire universe beyond our ken at this juncture and that we are always moving towards yet another goal. In the case of the “Riders” they are on a search for something that lies beyond the understanding of the mare intellect, beyond the explanation of life received from the mainstream media, something alluded to in the ancient art of bygone civilizations……………….some state of consciousness not yet attained or even envisioned or long forgotten, a state within which the highest characteristics of insight might come to bare on how to live the good life at the expense of none…………………….Lastly, I have to say that I am transformed by the process of working in clay as I channel these complexities.

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Tattva Mimamsa: Pondering Dualism

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Tattva Mimamsa: Pondering Dualism

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Tattva Mimamsa: Pondering Dualism

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Maiden with Swine: Babylonian Pinks

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Maiden with Swine: Babylonian Pinks

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Hippo-Libido

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Hippo-Libido

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Hippo-Libido

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White buffalo

Mantua Ladies

Female Centaur

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Babylonian Princess

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Babylonian Princess

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Babylonian Princess

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