Flora, Zephyros and The Blossoming of Creativity Installation
Flora, Zephyros and The Blossoming of Creativity, Life-sized figure (installation approximately 12’x 7’x 5’). Fired clay, Italian crepe paper, acrylic, steel, epoxy. Installed at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX USA
Debut installation at EVOKE Contemporary in Santa Fe, NM USA
Finishing the Flora installation at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts
Shadows cast by the flower spiral
In Greek and Roman mythology, Flora is the goddess of the blossoming of flowers. She is married to Zephyros, the God of the West Wind. In this sculpture, from the blossoming of their love, Flora gives birth to flowers, springtime and creativity. Inspired by the merging of my life with my husband's when we met in 2008, this is a sculpture I dreamt of creating for many years. It is a metaphor for the creativity that springs forth from love. When people love, they are inspired to write poems and songs, they dance and they create, showering the world with the gifts of creativity.
Flora can also be more traditionally displayed on a pedestal as shown here
Detail of Flora's hand and design work on her torso.