Dancing with Thunder
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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.
While Bellerephon falls from his attempt at Mount Olympus, Zeus brings Pegasus to the realm of the gods. Having been so faithful to his rider, Zeus makes Pegasus his lightning bearer.
The body of Pegasus in this sculpture is supported by the lightning. His feet do not touch the ground.
Title: Dancing with Thunder
Medium: Wire, clay, aluminium, paper, wood, acrylic
Size: 13in tall 14in wide
This is part of the "Flying Solo" exhibition series.