Sculpture

Obelisk

Lost object bronze casting on wood base

Lost object casting from burlap & cheesecloth dipped in wax.

Obelisks predate the symbol of the cross, but are linked to it, as the vertical pillar of the cross evolved from the single ascent of the obelisk, with the horizontal plane representing mortality (death) and the vertical representing triumph, ascent, life & eternity. Revisiting obelisks repeatedly over a period of several years, exploring the urge to ascend psychically, charting the stumbles and failures along the way. The ascent of the obelisk echoes a meditation I learned—based on the Song of the Grasses by Rabbi Nachman of Breslov – that one should ascend towards God in meditation, as a blade of grass grows, with a single purpose, having no other thought of the world around.