Sip from Hippocrene


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The story of Pegasus is closely woven with that of the Muses, inspirational goddesses of literature, science, and the arts. In many ways, the legend of Pegasus mirrors the journey of the artist: from the birth and freedom of creation, to the taming of ideas which give way to the pitfalls of arrogance. In the end, perhaps fate decides whether the mark of the artist remains, maybe even written in the stars.

In Greek mythology, Hippocrene was a spring on Mt. Helicon. It was sacred to the Muses and created Pegasus breaking apart a rock. Its name literally translates as "Horse's Fountain" and the water was supposed to bring forth poetic inspiration when imbibed.

Title: Sip from Hippocrene
Medium: Wire, clay, aluminium, paper, wood, acrylic, resin
Size: 11.5in tall 15in wide

This is part of the "Flying Solo" exhibition series.

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