Sentinel II (Sentinel Series)

Seattle, Washington

Commissioned for a public garden by a private patron, 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.

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.

Rhodes has used the maquette for Sentinel II to cast a limited run of 8 sculptures in bronze. See the Rhodesworks portfolio page, “Sentinels I & II Bronze” for further information.