Companions of another past

Bronze Series II introduction

The integrity of academic archeologists predisposes that science to caution when interpreting material. Their post-visualization of a culture, kingdom or individual can be confined by the limited number of surviving artifacts, texts and inscriptions.

Part of my fascination with ancient history is inspired by the ambiguity of such evidence.
My imagination may populate that place instead with a fictional narrative. Finds, which have never been uncovered, can exist as I create them and people who have never walked this earth become my companions of another past.

This series of decorated bronze boxes with figures and birds I produced at Funderija Artistika Chetcuti on the island of Malta, from 2015 to 2016. It is loosely drawn from recurring themes found in antiquity relating to identification and status.

 © Andrew Gerald Redman