Sense of Self
2020, Unique Cast Bronze with Patina and Geode
14” x 9.5” x 9” (set), 8” x 6” x 7.5” (boy), 8” x 6” x 9” (girl)
The sense of self is your perception of oneself and an awareness of who you truly are: your beliefs, purpose, values, and ideals. Your sense of self grounds you on your path within the world, grounding us whether in a place or our oneself. This girl and boy are not two people but oneself, two halves of a whole, a whole self. The geode reflects the same and when broken open reveals its two sides and the secrets hidden within. Here I have a girl and a boy; I see them as the feminine and masculine in us all. The figures are fitted to this one geode when they are still in wax; they are not glued but keyed to the rock that they belong to, two sides of the self, two halves of a whole. They balance in their place much like we do in our life.
- Weaving History into Art: The Enduring Legacy of Shan Goshorn, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK (October 9, 2020 – March 28, 2021)