Ceramic and bronze sculptor Eva Funderburgh has come up with an astonishing installation, entitled "Triumph"; we will discuss it a bit further below, but first let's take a look:
|"Triumph" (full procession, horizontal)|
|"Triumph" (full procession, vertical)|
The following are close-ups of several of the individual pieces,
all of which are stunning in their detailing, and as we always
see with Eva's creatures, the amazing expressions and attitude of each
one of the charming Beastie characters shines through:
|Spoils (nuts and berries)|
And last but hardly least, the happy Dictator himself:
A little information and history:
All pieces are crafted of wood fired porcelain, stoneware and leather.
The Full Procession: Eleven separate pieces, some comprised of
more than one Beast and accoutrements.
Dimensions, full procession: 8' long x 1.5' wide x 8" tall.
Sold as the complete installation.
(Pricing information can be found here.)
A Roman Triumph (originally from the Greek thriambus) was a spectacular,
propagandistic military parade which took place in ancient Rome.
After a significant victory, the returning general would parade in front of
the civilians, presenting the conquered people as slaves and prisoners,
and displaying captured loot.
Some early Roman scholars trace the first Roman Triumph and the "kingly"
garb of the "Dictator" or "General" to Romulus, first king of Rome, around
the time of the city's founding in 753 BCE.
This piece, started and completed in 2015, depicts the end of the
generations-long conflict between the Elk Beasts and the Ram Beasts.
Any similarities to events of 2016 CE are purely - if oddly - coincidental.
To visit this piece and its individual components
in the online shop click on the above images.
This installation appears in the December 2016 Exhibition
Beneath Still Waters: New Work by Eva Funderburgh,
opening on First Friday, December 2nd,
running daily through December 31st.