The Human Image      
"The Shrine for the Bronze Lady" This structure and its figure are my homage to every temple ever built, my study of the most universal elements of sacred architecture - the human image in a "house," a shrine, or temple. The outer columns create a roofed temple and protect the bright inner sanctum, the smaller shrine that houses the divinity. The steps elevate the idol and imply a processional approach, rising upward and inward, away from the ordinary world to approach the divine presence. The columns compress the inner space; they frame and energize the sculpture. When we enter the holy of holies, we confront the god-like human image - we confront ourselves.

Shrine for Bronze Lady
Figure: 32.5"
Structure: 10'