September 5th, 2010
“Seeds of Harmony,” in an edition of 45, is Carol Alleman’s new sculpture in her “Tree of Life” series.
Bronze bowl (easel optional), 3.25″ h x 16″ w, current price $ 4,800
Seeds of Harmony is a broad open bowl presenting nine pomegranates and a golden serpent subtly intertwined among the ripened fruits. Seeds of Harmony speaks of the potency of current times and opportunities for transformation (symbolically the serpent). The six-sided pomegranate represents harmony and abundance – a call to create abundant harmony in our lives.
Seeds of Harmony was inspired by the rich, beautiful and unique pomegranate fruit. It is published that each fruit holds an average of 600 ruby-red seeds. That’s an incredible amount of potency! The sheer abundance of this inspiring fruits’ seeds is enough to cause anyone to pause in great wonder and awe.
The subtle serpent weaving among the branches of the pomegranate echoes a message of transformation and of growth. It speaks of shedding/leaving the old behind and growing into a new ‘skin’ – a very new way of moving in this world. What is it, I asked, that needs to die in my life to create space for something far more harmonious to be born? I remain hopeful we are collectively moving rapidly toward a place of realizing absolute harmony.
The edition size of 45 was chosen as a derivative of the number nine. Nine is symbolic of completion. We are in the healing process of ‘completing’ a huge transformational and profoundly vital change in the manner in which we live, consider and act – individually and collectively.
A complete viewing of Carol Alleman’s bronze works and writings, including Seeds of Harmony, are available for viewing at blog.gallerymar.com. Enjoy the poem below, an accompaniment to the bronze work.
SEEDS OF HARMONY
Ruby-red inside out
pointed, star-shaped crown
marks the place of your
wondrous blooming birth
six sided rounded one
for unending harmony
calling us to birth it with you
six hundred ruby seeds
nestled in your skin
six hundred ripe possibilities
something fruitful being born
six hundred hungry opportunities
for new ears and eyes
leading the way
red – red – red
blood of death
blood of birth
blood of growth
hopeful pomegranate nurtures
the awareness of our inherent abundance
with potent seeds of transformation
Seeds of Harmony
© 2010 Carol Alleman