The style of this piece was inspired by the sixteenth century engravings of the German artist Albrecht Durer. This wise old scholar carries with him symbols of education and importance of learning. The open book is his invaluable source of information and his age represents the wisdom of experience as his eyes look ahead to the future. He carries with him the key to learning and glasses to see the truth. The knowledge that he possesses will give him strength and protect him like the spear. The inscription down the side, "Scientia Est Potentia" is Latin which translates as "knowledge is power".

17" x 10"
Cast Bronze Limited Edition of 15


© Heidi Wastweet 2017