The sculpture have the shape of a geodesic dome. It is a powerful and evocative representation of the Goddess of Sun from Latvian mythology. The dome is an intricate and beautiful structure that invites viewers to contemplate the power and beauty of the natural world.
At the center of the dome is another sculpture, a traditional saule symbol that represents the Goddess of Sun. This central object draws viewers in, inviting them to explore the intricate details and contemplate the deeper meaning behind the sculpture. As viewers move around the dome and observe the saule symbol from different angles, they gain a greater appreciation for the complex interplay of light and shadow that define the sculpture.
The sculpture is designed to be experienced in a unique way: as a fire sculpture ceremony with live music performance, culminating in the sculpture being burnt. This dramatic display is a fitting tribute to the transformative power of fire and the eternal cycle of creation and destruction that defines our world. As the flames consume the sculpture, viewers are reminded of the impermanence of all things and the cyclical nature of life and death.
Ultimately, this wood sculpture is a celebration of the eternal power and wisdom of the Goddess of Sun. Her teachings of justice and mercy are reflected in the intricate details of the sculpture, and her role as the mother of all children is honoured in the prominent position of the sun within the sculpture. This powerful and evocative installation encourages viewers to contemplate the larger mysteries of the universe and to honour the enduring wisdom of the natural world.
Event / Sviests 2017
Where / Valmiermuiža, Latvia
Date / June 2017
Valmiermuižas kultūras biedrība
Height / 5 m
Width / 5 m
Depth / 5 m