Minotaur 12h00 - The Minotaur Series
Bronze on teak
Limited edition: /15
Dimensions: 36 x 21 cm
The stages of the Minotaur’s life are represented by the hours of the day. At 12h00, the Minotaur undergoes one of the most magical and unlikely transformations demanded by nature of a woman’s body. To grow human life within her, the Minotaur grows in both grace and discomfort. Her power is immense, placing her at the pinnacle of life changes.
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.