Myrtle - A Creation Myth
Commissioned for the Childrens’ Garden at the Museum of Ventura County by Howard Boroughs.
With tribute to the Northwest Coast Indian culture myth which tells of mankind originally coming forth from a giant clam, from which only children could emerge.
The bronze sculpture represents the emergence of mankind, in the form of children, from the mother of all life. The turtle represents wisdom, longevity and peaceful adaptation to Life’s evolution.
I have fashioned each child to represent the noble qualities of human character:
Other intended symbolism is represented by:
Grandson, Elliott with "Myrtle"
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