Limited to twelve pieces at .25 x LS, and one at 3 x LS (monument scale)
The Meaning Behind the God Kairos
In Ancient Greek the word Kairos means the right, critical, or opportune moment. The ancient Greeks also had two words for time: chronos and kairos. The former refers to chronological or sequential time, while the latter signifies a proper or opportune time for action and has been associated with both archery and weaving. In archery, kairos denotes the moment in which an arrow may be fired with sufficient force to penetrate a target. Kairos is also an alternate spelling of the minor Greek deity Caerus, the god of luck and opportunity. Even In the New Testament, "kairos" means "the appointed time in the purpose of God,"
He is often represented as a young and beautiful god, never aging. He has been described as standing on tiptoe because he is always running, and like Hermes, he has wings on his feet to fly with the wind. He holds a razor, or else scales balanced on a sharp edge—attributes illustrating the fleeting instant in which occasions appear and disappear and as such a neglected occasion can never be recovered. These ancient themes have driven the creation of "Kairos Escape From The Underworld", have fueled its simple beginnings and have allowed a story to develop in sculpture.
The Story Kairos knife like helm slices through the air as he pierces the circlet style opening to the underworld. The serpents named Silence, Rhetoric and Hate, engulfed in a storm of ignorance and malice, follow close behind. I wanted, in this story, to represent achievement in the face of adversity, the ability to find within each of us the will and ability to act rightly, even when held in the crippling grip of those ignorant of truth. To uphold the ideals of patients, accuracy and the highest level of achievement in what ever you choose to pursue.