Summerland Passage

Alan Brown's avatar Alan Brown

Summerland Passage is the third in a series of marble/bronze life sized nature themed sculptures featuring a Forest Deity. The piece is based on the shared belief of many of the nature themed religions that all living things have spirits. The Deity is named Trillium, for the Trillium Flowers framing her head. She is performing a ceremony of passage for one of her woodland creatures who's spirit is about to depart from it's earthly vessel to Summerland. Summerland from the Wicca Religion is a place of rest, reunion and reflection for spirits between earthly incarnations. A Kestrel is laid out upon a bed of flowers on her lap. Trillium holds out an offering of flowers attracting a butterfly, symbolic of the spirits transformation and rebirth. As in the two sculptures proceeding her, Colorado Yule Marble was used for the head hands and feet. The body is cast in bronze through the lost wax casting method. She is cloaked in leaves and flowers from her surrounding forest.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 42{
  • Medium: Marble Bronze Copper
  • Width: 32
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 38