Genesis (maquette chrome red)
Limited Edition of 8 in Bronze
Genesis mother with child.
(also available in normal patina $3950.00)
Genesis – A Mother figure with a Child in her arms.
Nikolas presents us with a primeval vision of the birth of monotheistic religion as a monumental mother figure with a child in her arms. The infant tries to reach her but the look on her eyes is different from what we can expect. She is not a loving, nurturing mother on the contrary she looks serious and thoughtful. The woman examines the baby, contemplating the consequences of this new creation. Will it be for better or for worse?
As a citizen of the world, Nikolas finds inspiration not only in his native Greek tradition. This piece stems from his fascination with prehistoric Mesopotamian culture, the birth of civilization, adding another layer to the subject of creation and birth. The figure of the woman comes from the mysterious eye idols of Tell Brak while her dress as well as the baby’s clothes are adorned with symbols from the first Semitic languages.