As it implies, 'Crescent II' is one of a sequence of crescent-shaped related works.
The crescent is a universal symbol dating as far back as man. It is a symbol of the feminine. Primarily it represents the moon and all the mythology and mysticism associated with that. It was also used in king/queenship within the crown/ headdress. Consequently, there are twin associations of power and mysticism comingled in the Crescent.
Hathor (in ancient Egyptian religion) was the goddess of joy, music, feminine love and motherhood. She wears cow's horns on her head which enclose a disc representing the sun. 'Crescent I' is in the collection of the family of the late Lady Jean Fforde of Arran.
Portland stone is a limestone from the Tithonian stage of the Jurassic period quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. The quarries consist of beds of white-grey limestone separated by chert beds. It has been used extensively as a building stone throughout the British Isles, notably in major public buildings in London such as St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace.
This piece is approx. 63cm in length.
Arran Art Gallery
Shore Road, Whiting Bay
Isle of Arran
Scotland KA27 8QH