Oannes vs Cupid

So here I am struggling with my Sky God, Oannes. As many other ancient Gods he is believed to have travelled from the dog star Sirius in a heavenly 

 ship, an ancient alien teaching the early Sumerians all they knew about civilisation.

And try as I might, I can’t get down to the serious business of homage; I would like to create a ceramic sculpture of Oannes. I have spent entire days in my studio, surrounded by fish heads from the beach and with tales from ancient Babylon and Mali whirling in my mind – I still come up with frippery.
Here is Cupid    At least he has wings, so I am on the right track. I believe I’m going to make an entire new ceramic House God series based on this formula; Gods of Benevolence and Delight…

To see more, please go to my website at www.annakeiller.com

About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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