Minotaur 23h00 - The Minotaur Series
Bronze on Teak
Limited edition: /13
Dimensions: 35 x 27cm
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.
The stages of the Minotaur’s life are represented by the hours of the day. At 23h00, the Minotaur is about to step off this plane. She is bent, her body is well-used, but she remains unbroken. As her physical power has declined, her spiritual power has grown, making her bold and unafraid. She belongs to herself, and that knowing will carry her through her last grand adventure.