Guardian

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A wise woman once said: “To find one’s inner child one needs to recover a child’s ability of trust and wonder.”

Since the beginning of human history people have been searching for something, someone beyond themselves – the Divine – to protect and guide them.

Over thousands of years the Latvian culture has preserved their search, their spiritual and everyday experience in songs and poetry called Dainas.

More than 1.2 million texts and 30,000 melodies of folk songs have been identified. They are still sung in the Latvian Song and Dance Festival that unites approximately 30,000 singers.

The song chosen for the performance tells about trust, letting go and wonder.

 

The sculpture symbolizes an inner guardian, who is able to protect, guide and nurture one’s inner child.

Canide(dogs, wolves, jackals) were regarded as the guides of souls in several mythological traditions.

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(Resin, Teabags, Performance)

And another, smaller guardian

Guardian