Lilith - a full glass cast face with antlers on top of an iron pole 230 cm high on 50 cm wide - is the first work in my Mythological Heroes series. Lilith is a feminine figure from Kabbalah, the Jewish Mysticism. Lilith is a controversial figure. Being sexually provocative, wild and opinionated, independent and not subservient to men, she went to live with the devil and the demons and ended up referred to as Queen of the Demons. Her name became a derogatory reference to women meaning “a witch”. At the end of the 20th century the perception of Lilith changed. In Gender Studies she is now referred to as the archetypical mother of feminism and the modern woman, a figure to be admired. Boudica Bodecea - a full glass cast face with glass engraved helmet and free sculpted knives on top of an iron pole 230 cm high on 50 cm wide - is the second work in The Mythological Heroes series. Bodecea is a warrior queen who drove the Romans out of England which created a scandal at the time. However, she was almost forgotten as the Romans intentionally wiped out her name from chronicled history. Consequently, Bodecea has remained a mysterious, mythological figure. According to lore, she did the impossible at the time: united the rival tribes living on the island and attacked the Roman forces. Bodecea lead her army of blue painted men, considerably less equipped and trained, to victory after victory against the Roman forces, the best equipped and trained army at the time. Known as Bloody Bodecea, she took no prisoners. She rather killed the enemy and burned the Roman towns to the ground.
Boudica, Mythological heroes series, 2015 Cast glass, Iron and mixed media, 220 x 45 x 45 cm
Lilith, Mythological heroes series, 2014, Cast glass, cast bronze and mixed media, 230 x 45 x 45 cm