Saturday, February 20, 2010
bronze, approx. 20 x 15 x 12 cm.
originally designed as an award for a yearly charity event which was supposed to collect money to help needy children and their families.
AURORA means the rising sun, a symbol for me for a beginning life, such as a childs' life should be.
what is a teddy for a child? no matter if a little monkey, an elefant or lion, or just classical, a bear, such a cuddly toy is a central figure in a childs life.
this soft toy often means a real character to a child, it gives hope, a sense of care, affection, even some protection. this comfy toy sometimes talks instead of the child, specially when there is something very uncomfy to say...
the shoulder of the figure is heart shaped, so it is all lasting on shoulders of love. the base of it all has to be made of love to be the right one for the child to support it.
the head is just a sphere. no attributes whatsoever that might point to any kind of race. all children are included, no matter what religion, race or cultural heritage. very important.
and the teddy also symbolizes the child himself, being protected and held by the honoured one.
so to me it meant that the person who would get this award, is the heart, shoulder and -maybe access to the- world for one or more children. this person is a reliable friend and trusted confidant.
casts free to commission: 5/8 - 8/8