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Pathway to Shiva

Rick Crawford

2014    Size   H: 17.25 in  W: 8 in  D: 7.5 in    Weight: 25 lb

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Reclaimed Western Red Cedar sign post scrap, turned, carved and textured. Fold-formed recycled copper roofing sheet scrap, flame patina, 23kt. gold leaf. Sacred Shiva Linga stone from India. Repurposed red sandstone base. This was my submission to the "Rising" exhibition for the AAW Phoenix symposium, but was not selected. “Pathway to Shiva” draws its inspiration from the Hindu culture, where a maiden, about to be wed, seeks favor from Shiva, the Hindu God of Fertility, so that she may bear many children. The Shiva Linga stone, which rises from the folds of the leaf-form, is an embodiment of the fertility powers of the Hindu God Shiva. The ancient pilgrimage is indicative of how human kind has risen above earlier primitive cultural beliefs, and the rising helix of the pathway is an ancient symbol of fertility and harvest.

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