"Allegorical Art" is a term James Muir uses to describe his work, which is filled with symbology to help create a heightened social, political and spiritual awareness. "The allegorical symbolism in my sculptures bridges the centuries of history to make contemporary statements about the human condition, in order to exemplify the highest qualities of man. My work speaks of Duty, Honor, Courage, Liberty and Justice, but above all, it speaks of Truth and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit".
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"Feather of Truth" Bronze Sculpture
|"Feather of Truth"
Edition . . open
Life-size . . 9"L
The "Feather of Truth" comes with a beautifully engraved walnut presentation box.
|In the mythology of ancient Egypt, at death, the deceased's heart would be weighed against the ‘Ma'at,' the feather of Truth. If the heart, heavy with inequity, tipped the scales out of balance, the judged one would be ferried across the river Styx to the Underworld to serve the sentence of divine Justice. "Truth is ONE; the sages speak of it by many names."
"One must feel Truth-not with the mind-for Truth is simple and straightforward but it is the deviousness of the human mind that makes Truth (appear) complex."
In keeping with his deep spiritual convictions and social consciousness, Muir's sculptural subjects have expanded to reflect the critical nature of the times in which we live. Yet, whether historical or contemporary, "the golden thread that ties it all together is still my never-ending quest for the essence of life- for Truth in its purest form."
James Muir awarded
The prestigious Olaf Weighorst Award at the Mountain Oyster Show in Tucson, Arizona, for the maquette of the Lifesize Baca Memorial to be installed May 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Reserve, New Mexico
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