Poseidon

This piece reflects one of the most powerful and primitive of the Greek gods.  My love of stories concerning the Greek gods was nurtured by an archaeological professor from Ohio State University who visited my studio and gallery every year when he came to Florida on vacation.  During his first visit, Professor Wilson discovered the newly completed “Crete” work. This piece was carved with bull horns in honor of the ancient Mycenaean religious, bull leaping ritual.  The professor had just returned from the Mediterranean where he visited the ruins of this ancient civilization which dated from C 1600-100 BC.  On this day he and I formed a life-long friendship while discussing Poseidon, the god of oceans and horses with water representing the infinite possibilities and dangers of life and horses representing our unconscious powers and instinctive drives.