ASAR

Asar, Osiris, « Egyptian » God-Being bringing civilisation to the human kind integrated in many cultures as characters with similar actions and qualities. The 25cm tall statue shows you my own version of him. I’ve kept some of the gears/attributes is usually depicted with, as the sceptre, Ankh (cross) and his crown-mitre of high Egypt. The sculpture gets symbolism I’ve discover once the job done...as a creation of my unconscious. The basic idea comes from a drawing I did back in 2011.
The fish mask point out the aquatic aspect of the God, master of the underground waters. The aesthetic is close to the african sculpture, dark wood, raffia (straw, vegetal fiber), it was not my goal but its an excellent surprise. In the same idea the turquoise pieces at the top of his mask are made from an egg shell, mainly because this material is easy to obtain and really thin. But in the same time it brings me more symbolism, as the egg is the « seed » of life, fertility and takes part in belief and rituals related to the childbirth. This is absolutely coherent with a character wishing the prosperity, as material than spiritual, for the human kind.

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