The Dance a Maquette Bronze Sculpture Allegory by James Muir Bronze Allegorical Sculptor-Artist
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Literally, The Dance represents a young couple dancing in complete joy on their wedding day somewhere in the old west. She has brought her husband a rose to symbolize the gift of her heart. He wears his sidearm to fulfill his new role as protector of his mate. They both proudly display their “prairie diamond wedding rings” as, since real diamonds were rare on the frontier, these horseshoe nail rings would have to suffice, for now.
Allegorically, The Dance represents the final re-union, marriage, of the masculine and feminine “compassion to temper the male reason,” while he offers her a balance, in return. Thus, after unnumbered turns on the wheel of life, these two polar opposites are finally re-united as ONE in the joyous “Dance of Life.”
Inscribed on the bronze wheel reads:
“MARRIAGE IS A JOURNEY OF LOVE
WHERE TWO SET OUT AND ARRIVE AS ONE”
Inscribed on the wheel base:
“The Heart Has Reason That Reason Does Not Know”
Allegorically; “The Dance” represents the final reunion, marriage of the female and man - “heart” and “mind” joined together in balance as ONE...