Earth Mother

Earth Mother

2015
This whimsical sculpture of a female head covered in flowers watches over all who come to the park to revel in nature. Earth Mother sculpture symbolizes fertility and motherhood, motifs that appear often in mythology. The artist’s dedication to the earth is illustrated as a large, whimsical female head that emerges from the earth and engenders awareness and respect for the natural world. The piece reminds us that as Mother Earth cares for us, we also care for her. The piece is dedicated to all mothers.

Commissioned by TEMPO 2015, a project of the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division

Special thanks to Dale Whistler and Jim Harbour