W: 570mm x H: 790mm x D: 530mm
Approx. Weight: 60kg
I always prefer to leave interpretation open to the viewer but this piece conjures up images and emotions of someone going through immense emotional or spiritual pain and anxiety. For this reason, I have left his eyes hollow since they are traditionally the windows of the soul which he may or may not have at this point. 2018 and 2019 were particularly challenging for me and this piece took on a far greater meaning for me as it came to represent my own “Dark Night of the Soul” as did my follow up Angel, “Redemption”. It occurred to me that they had both been almost premonitions of a deep spiritual upgrade that was still to happen and only after sculpting them did they take on their full meaning and symbolism. The feedback that I have had reinforces the idea that almost everyone at some point in their life has been challenged to their limit and have felt utterly drained and devastated but have finally emerged stronger and better off for the experience.