Merman with four mythical Sea Horses amidst stylized waves.
Teishin (Japanese mythology) and Triton (Roman/Greek mythology) are legendary
Mermen. The Triton is depicted with four Sea Horses, symbolizing " the four
directions" and the four elements: water, fire, earth, and air.
In Greek mythology, Tritons serve Poseidon (Neptune) who is the god of
the sea and of horses as well. Tritons care for the horses in Poseidon's undersea
stables. Here, Triton defends these familiars from the unknown, unseen dangers.
Note: This piece
was created during a period of great ecological devastation worldwide...earthquake, fire,
flood, and landslides throughout many countries during 1995. "Triton" was
carved as a meditation and plea for the calming of the destructive natural forces of these
Simsbury, Connecticut, USA