Totem Pole of Religions Sculpture by Ivan Korzhev

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Art Description

Sculpture: Metal, Stone on Iron, Stone.

This contemporary sculpture is a part of the general composition consisting of five objects. The structure of the column: the column standing on four golden bulls is divided into equal squares, each square has a relief depicting symbolic figures taken from the rock paintings of the first people on different continents. Images are made low relief with silvering. On the foreground of each square there is a symbol, made of rusty metal, of one of the religious beliefs. The range is from the most ancient signs and symbols of Zoroastrianism to the Baha'i and Communist Party signs and symbols. It is clear that considering the existing over 150 religious beliefs in the world, the author could not accommodate all symbols and images. In those 20 characters placed by the sculptor we can see his current attitude to religious beliefs. The upper part of the column is free of symbols as the sculptor reflects and shares with the audience his thoughts on the possibility of further development of society as a whole. This sculpture in real size should have a height of 460 cm. The current column is made as a sketch to go to the next size. The author sees it as a landscape or park sculpture.




Totem Pole of Religions

Ivan Korzhev


Size: 15.7 W x 90.6 H x 15.7 in

This artwork is not for sale.