“The Wheel of Remembering”
The heron has long been the artists’ talisman, appearing at times of great change and new horizons in their lives.
They began evolving the form with it’s long neck extended in 1999. While traveling Ghana in 2000 they learned of Adinkra symbols, a language of tribal symbols, some animal, some abstract. The Adinkra symbol of a bird looking over its shoulder (Sankofa) means, briefly translated, if there’s something in your past worth going back for, go back and get it.
To the artists, their bird form represents primordial memory. “The Wheel of Remembering” is symbolically a porthole to the ancient memory of healing and human survival.
February 4, 2011