Venus and Pan
Her Venus/Luxuria is seen with one of the oldest fertility Gods the divine he-goat who was very much adored in classical times known as the Goat of Mendes. Mendes, is a city of Egypt, near Lycopolis, on one of the mouths of the Nile called the Mendesian mouth.
Pan under the form of a goat was worshipped there with the greatest solemnity. This God was one of the eight ancient great Gods of the classical world, he was the emblem of fecundity and was looked upon as the principle of ALL THINGS.
This gothic wall hanging Tudor Gate fine sculpture (recommended position above head height) seen here with impossibly deep relief in Cornish stone composition with lead and copper embellishments, is recreated from my original carving.
This unusual carving was influenced by a consul that resides at the Cathedral of St.Etienne in Auxerre, France, from the latter half of the thirteenth century. An “Old Religion” symbol embedded into the church to render it manageable. A sculpture that radiates gothic especially when lit with a near-by candle. Many outdoor applications and as with all of my sculpture will take any weather of the four seasons.
I am a sculptor/craftsman working alone in South-West Cornwall. Every piece is handmade by myself high in the moorlands above St.Ives. I come from a family (Stevens & Sons of Wherrytown, Penzance) who sculpted and turned the very best in Cornish Serpentine since 1854. The original skills came from the Brown Brothers, master craftsmen in Blue John.