Sphinx I, II, III
As everyone knows, the Sphinx has the answer to the riddle of life. Whether the Great Sphinx of Egypt or the sphinx that speaks to Oedipus, they gaze into patterns of the past and foretell what can, will, and must be in the future. They are oracles. And, with the hint of a virus trailing in every breeze, we are all asking the same question: When will it end?
In lock-down, in the old city of Amsterdam, Bierenbroodspot contemplated three piles of sculptor’s clay and saw in her mind’s eye three sphinxes, females, each with her own magic, with gold thread and shimmering metal fragments woven into her hair.
Their faces came to life first, three different portraits, each with a true gaze. You cannot help but stare at them and ask them to be oracles. As the clay warmed in Bierenbroodspot’s hands, the work began on the stance of their bodies, their lion claws, and their wings set in spellbinding arcs.
Three new sculptures cast in fiery bronze and hand-finished with a witchcraft of acids, ammonia, gas, chlorides and copper sulfate.
In this News item Bierenbroodspot is telling about the Sphinx Art items