Melanie Chmielewska Sculptor

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St. Michael and the Dragon detail



All the sculptures with this title are influenced by my time I spent at the Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools. The festival of Michaelmas was always a special time. They talked of the waxing and waining of the moon as being St Michael fighting with the Dragon and how we could interpret it as being the' Dragon Within'. So I came to create a sculpture and found myself creating on the one side a figure fighting the dragon and on the other caressing the dragon. It became almost a mother and child figure. It maybe speaks of our ever changing ever growing and challenging relationship to life.