Monday, August 1, 2011

THE SWAN BOAT/ A figurative sculpture by Eric Whollem/ OXIDES ON TERRACOTTA/ Ceramic Boat Sculpture/ A mythopoetic archetype

The Swan Boat
by Eric Whollem
oxides on terracotta
photo by M. Spielmann


Historically the 'Swan Boat' concept has been with us for a long
time. There is a tradition in European ceramics of clay boats.

The Swan Boat represents the flight of the soul in the afterlife.
It is a symbol of immortality.

The Swan Boat concept appeared in Wagner's opera Lohengrin,
wherein the knight Lohengrin utilizes the swan boat on his search
for the Grail.


Readers interested in more of my posts of CERAMIC SCULPTURE should see:

Ceramic sculpture video.                                  

See my previous post of a CERAMIC BOAT SCULPTURE on this link:


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