I found this fascinating sculpture, with camera in tow, a few years back. I like making names for my ‘discoveries’, hoping my newly created titles don’t clash too much with the ones given by the discovery’s actual creators. I, unfortunately don’t have this one’s real name!
This bronze(?) creation of hulking giants shifting, pulling, twisting and turning the gears of war of industry(could be either, or) bring to my mind the word, ‘perseverance’.
To my eye, their stances, their actions suggest a herculean task is before them and they know it will not, in any way-shape-or form, get done unless they stand in the purpose of the task and take that first step, make that first move, see not so much the hard work involved in getting the task done- the hard work is the only absolute variable!
Instead, again- to my eye, they seem to hold a stance which says: Our eyes are on the prize, that final outcome, that end result that will come further on down the road.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen my share of these types of tasks. The ones that, from the outset, I knew would require a whole other level of my ability to word hard, my commitment and yes,my perseverance. Tasks where the hard work was simply part of the parcel and I, in my mind, had already said my yes to it.
Standing in the purpose of completing a task in life can sometimes require a deeper physical, mental or even spiritual preparation, preparation that ultimately rewards us with the strength, energy,commitment and perseverance we need to see it through.
yes, I got all that from this sculpture!
K.L. © 2014