Sentinel II recalls the 3500 year history of the female nude in the garden. A symbol of fertility, this earth mother appears caught in the motion of full life.
Commissioned for a lush public garden by a private patron, Sentinel II stands 9’ tall. Carved from two large blocks of granite, the work weighs close to 6000 lbs. Water flows from between the upper torso and lower stone “skirt”, recirculating from the stone plinth below. The water appears to give motion to the skirt as if the torso is twisting and caught in active movement.
The maquette for this work has been cast by the artist in bronze in a limited edition of 8. See the Rhodesworks portfolio page, “Sentinel II-Bronze” for further information.