the Supplicant assemblage

In Assemblages by Arif

The Supplicant assemblage is mixed media consisting of a quartz crystal point fused with a gilded ( lower part)figurine. Silver Chinese flowers sprout from between his legs. The construction rests on a large eglomisé silver leafed glass cabochon. Everything is encased in a glass dome.

The overall height is around 10 inches.

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A Supplicant is a person who humbly asks for a favor, intervention or a miracle from a powerful individual or a god. My assemblage shows the kneeling figure; a classic posture for supplication. The figure is gilded to represent the life force. The quartz crystal is a symbol for the power of prayer to a higher being. The obelisk shape refers to a living deity, the vital and mortality of the divine. The silver flowers represent the positive outcome of supplication. Silver is a precious metal and, like gold, often symbolizes riches and wealth. Silver is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us. As a gemstone silver represents hope, unconditional love, meditation, mystic visions, tenderness, kindness, sensitivities, and psychic abilities.

Kneeling Hatshepsut, Egyptian( 1479-1458 BC)

Kneeling Figure. Natamatao Region, Mali 12th to 14th century
Loretto Madonna by Carravaggio ( 1604-1606)