The Seed of man sculpture is the first piece in the series. It depicts a man kneeling down into a foetal position with his arms clenched around his knees. From within the sculpture there is a bright glow of light emanating from the figure’s chest and he appears to be slightly elevated creating a floating feeling. The title reveals the comparison between seed and man and the association to procreation and growth.
The Earth man sculpture portrays a man bending over forward with his arms hanging down and his feet firmly on the ground. The man's posture emulates a melancholic gesture as he looks downward and inward towards himself, his face shielded from the viewer. The concept of caves representing the solemn, solitary sanctuaries of the earth is evident in the negative space created by the bending figure.
The Fire man is inspired by the 14th century sculpture of David by Michaelangelo, a piece that depicts David, a young man who conquered Goliath the giant. Fire is often associated with a choleric or driving personality, a temperament coherent with leaders and heroes. The Fire man represents the strength and courage of men and the power and energy of conviction. The figure’s forearm and head is fused together indicating the synthesis of coherent thought and action.
The Aerial man is based on an earlier piece titled “Star gazer”, a carved wooden female figure gazing at the stars, hands clasped behind her head. The Aerial man, although quit different, it also focused at the heavens supporting his head with his hands. It is in the head that fleeting thoughts reside and human thought have long been associated with the air. A person with an expressive and social temperament is as free flowing and interactive as the wind.