Gods of the Sea

Gods of the Sea

Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea, and apparently, was also in charge of horses and earthquakes. He is probably best known for his three-pronged spear, the trident. In this sculpture, he is sitting in his jeweled throne on the bottom of the seabed, surrounded by a shipwreck.

Swimming in front of him is his sometime consort, Amphitrite, who was believed to have been the Goddess of sea creatures. She took different forms, and I thought a siren, or mermaid, would work in this case; plus, I loved the idea of her long hair drifting in the current.

To round off the undersea theme, I’ve added a Sea Turtle, a Moray Eel, five Butterfly Fish, and a doomed lobster being eyed by a huge Coelacanth.

There is a lot of sturdy wire, mostly inside the seaweed, holding everything up. Without this reinforcement, parts of my four and a half month’s work would snap off in a high wind!