Limited edition /13
Bronze on teak
Dimensions: 34 x 21cm
At 05h00, the Minotaur is blossoming into adulthood. Her body has changed, drawing her into a world she has yet to comprehend. She is confused by her coming-of-age, and unsure of who she will be in this new incarnation. She still finds protection in imaginary worlds, now through a tablet computer rather than toys. She wants to protect the tender new parts of herself, but also burns with the desire to explore, and find her place.
The Minotaur Series expresses the concept of balancing energies. This half-animal half-human character is a counterpoint to the conquering aggressor of Greek mythology. While the creature of myth has the body of a man and the head of a bull, this minotaur has the body of a woman and the head of the more elegant, and wilder, wildebeest. In different stages of her life cycle, and in various acts of intimacy, she symbolizes innocence, promise, mystery, nature, beauty, raw power, defiance, and decay. She is at once both utterly wild and utterly human. She has been marginalized and pushed into the corners. Her humanity, her vulnerability, and her power are a challenge to the dominant yang culture of linear reductionist independence. She stands at the dawning of a new age.