Zokan, “The Center”
To the artist, the meaning of “The Center” goes well beyond the English translation of “the middle.” In his interpretation of the Lakota meaning, the term refers to the source of all that is. In this piece, a direct relationship between this source and four symbolic guardian spirits is depicted in the texture of the cast bronze.
This wall hanging relief features the guardians represented as eagles perched on the edge of the other world.
DetailsThe eagle skulls are cast from an actual bird skull, and because of a slight concave shape of the entire piece, the beaks are able to dip into the abyss beyond the bronze shield.
22" in diameter