Bronze sculpture details
In old sayings of early cultures, man was created from a tree. This was the idea that inspired the artist. The upright and slim stela epitomizes trees that bear a female idol at their top. This is a symbol of the essence of life: The vertical testifies to strength and growth and points to the vitality of man; and the female figure has connoted fertility since time began. Yet it is also about the human spirit, which strives to elevate itself and to grow – as in a “Garden”.
Edition in bronze, cast using the lost wax technique, chased and patinated by hand.
Miguel Sanoja comes from Venezuela, where he learnd at the School of Fine Arts, Cristobal Rojas' and, moreover, in 1978 completed a state exam as an art teacher at the college of education (Pädagogischen Hochschule) of Caracas. Here he worked as a art history teacher for many years.