About the Artwork

Abstract Heads Carved Stone Unique Mythical statue. Ancient God Modern Carving Bust sculpture. For Outdoors or Inside Display by Nicholas Rowsell whose mythical sculpture conjoins the two heads with two self consuming snakes that bind the two heads as without which they would tear themselves apart. The abstract detail in the two faces are distinctly different so as to imply magnetic opposites forced and bound together.

Artist Comment

My inspiration for this piece lies in the realm of ancient mythology. Commonly associated with Apollo and Diana this image depicts the beginning and end of all things corporeal. Mankind`s need to face his finite condition and inevitable death is portrayed by Janus who is predominant in both Roman Greek and Babylonian cannon of deities. Great fun to carve. As the idea was carved into stone directly the detail shortly followed without too much effort and the whole piece became a joy to carve.
x 17cm
x 50cm
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Janus (Two Headed Face Carved Lime Stone sculpture)

by Nicholas Rowsell
x 17cm
x 50cm
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