• roman household gods

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ZEBITEZ, 2012
ABS
17 x 13 x 8 cm
6,7 x 5,1 x 3,1 inches

304

From the research on the Jupiter column, a series of small god statues came into being. As in LUIZADO, archaeological findings – such as helmets, armour, busts and columns – are a direct source of inspiration. The observer recognises some elements, but will discover new shapes as well. ZEBITEZ looks like a guard without head, or a disciple of a divinity who is safeguarding an unknown sanctuary. This sculpture is at the same time frightening and fascinating. One can wonder if this guard hides the realm beyond the tangible from the viewer or if he rather opens the gates to this unknown territory. Moreover, ZEBITEZ tells about the construction of the past, as each historic period interprets this past differently.

2012   GNI-RI sep2012, Gallo-Romeins Museum - Tongeren, BE