This sculpture, entitled The Flight of Saga, features a Norse myth: Odin, a powerful deity in Norse mythology, had two magical ravens, Munnin and Huggin. The two ravens flew around the earth, observing the foibles and follies of humankind, returning home to tell Odin all they had seen. Saga, the goddess of wisdom and storytelling, would pour mead for Odin and he would regale her with these stories, which she would then put down in writing. In this sculpture, Yggdrasil, the tree of life in Norse myth, transforms into Munnin. Saga is in flight with the raven, observing for herself and just beginning to pour the drink to encourage the telling of stories.
The Flight of Saga Permanent Collection, Mazza Museum, Findlay, Ohio Bronze, 14”x 9.5”x 7”, open edition