... a mythical beast with a vulnerable nature ...                (Click to enlarge)

MINOTAUR

1988

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Mythical beast with a vulnerable nature.

The MINOTAUR is a powerful but vulnerable creature. Legend has it that each year Greece would send seven youths and seven maidens to the labyrinth to feed the beast. Their mission was to use their acrobatic skills to avoid this fate.

The Minotaur had been locked in the maze as a punishment to his mother who had fallen fowl of Zeus. He was starved of food and of companionship, and worst of all - he was denied a purpose in the world. His only contact with other creatures was with these young acrobats ... tragic.

In its traditional form the Minotaur had the head of a bull and body of a man. In this sculpture he has even been denied the part that describes him most as human - his head and his hands.

Category:
Fauna

Location: Indoor

Size: Small

Dimensions: 8cm W x 16cm L x 13cm H

Medium: Bronze

Edition size: Edition of 10

Collection: Private & Artist`s Collections

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