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Sun Disc 5"x12" Bronze Modeled after the goddess of wisdom, Sophia, this bronze mirror was formed using the lost wax process which dates back to ancient Egypt. Warm wax was manipulated with fire and heated metal implements. A mold was then made in which molten bronze was poured replacing the wax form. She stands holding a sphere and on her head is a lotus crown with a highly polished bronze mirror representing the sun and modeled after a primordial Egyptian disc mirror. A poem for the Lost Gospel of Eve accompanies her to be reflected upon while gazing into the mirror. It is I who am you: and you who are me. and wherever you are I am there. For I am sown in all: and you collect me from wherever you wish. And when you collect me, it is your own self you collect.


Artist's Statement

A series of alter pieces were created to honor nature and her cycles. They were derived from materials all of which have been transformed and repurposed so that they go beyond definitions and traditions. The following poem from Rilke’s Book of Hours served as muse.

I live my life in widening circles

that reach out across the world.

I may not complete the last one

but I give myself to it.