The Golden Ram

Hanna Mare
The artist Hanna Mare is an emerging artist from northern Germany. She lives and works in the artist residence Büdelsdorf in Schleswig-Holstein.  More than a decade ago, she found her passion in working with the material resin. The material, with its unique characteristics, offers the possibility to break away from definable forms and structures and allows her to completely devote herself to the impulse. 

Jam Factory Art Center – Artists in War
The Jam Factory Art Centre was designed as a cultural space where different art disciplines come together in a time of peace. The Artists in War programme was created to support and encourage artists to return to artistic work and to become a voice of society going through the most devastating times.

Artwork Carlshütte
The charitable and cultural initiative «Kunstwerk Carlshütte» in Büdelsdorf is home not only to the visual arts, but also to the musical and literary arts. In addition to renowned artists from all over the world, who are offered a stage, numerous projects are initiated to support young emerging artists, symposium places are given, and artists from a country are given the opportunity to freely curate a pavilion each year. 

The Golden Ram
In her work «The Golden Ram», the artist Hanna Mare succeeds in combining ubiquitous political debates, Christian legends and ancient mythologies. 
The artist found the initial point for her work in the Greek mythology in which the story about the ram and the golden fleece is found. The ram helped a kingdom to prevent a famine by letting itself be sacrificed. In gratitude, the animal was raised to the heavens, where it since has been a star sign. The choice of the colour palette then fell on the combination of the complementary-contrasting colours azure blue and gold - metaphorically representing the sky and the golden fleece. 
Shimmering gold leaf elements not only adapt the colour of the fleece, but also build a bridge to the Christian myth of the golden calf, which is a metaphor for the veneration of wealth and power. Moses' condemnation of the golden calf also marked the beginning of the Age of the Ram. From a contemporary perspective, the golden calf is a critical symbol that addresses different forms of decay, especially the ethical and the moral.  
Mares' «Golden Ram» thus symbolises, on the one hand, suffering caused by greed for power and, on the other, the overcoming of any mischief through inner strength. In the broadest sense, the artist pays tribute to Ukraine and the tragedy currently unfolding in the country, heraldically underlined by the azure blue and the gold, which are usually interpreted here as the sky and the fields of the granary of Europe. This is also taken up by the institution that is to be supported in this work, a Ukrainian fund that is dedicated to the task of supporting Ukrainian artists and preserving them as a voice in society.

Ram only for use inside.
Size is approx. 75 x 40 x 68 cm (Width x Depth x Height) and weight is approx. 23 kg (ram + base).

Details

Starting bid CHF 1,000
Minimum bidding increment CHF 50

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Highest bid

CHF 1,300

All bids

  1. E. W.
    CHF 1,300
    July 14, 2022 at 7:56:40 PM
  2. E. W.
    CHF 1,250
    July 14, 2022 at 7:53:30 PM
  3. P. P.
    CHF 1,200
    July 14, 2022 at 7:49:12 PM
  4. E. W.
    CHF 1,100
    July 7, 2022 at 9:09:27 AM
  5. P. P.
    CHF 1,000
    July 1, 2022 at 8:14:24 AM

About

Hanna Mare
The artist Hanna Mare is an emerging artist from northern Germany. She lives and works in the artist residence Büdelsdorf in Schleswig-Holstein.  More than a decade ago, she found her passion in working with the material resin. The material, with its unique characteristics, offers the possibility to break away from definable forms and structures and allows her to completely devote herself to the impulse. 

Jam Factory Art Center – Artists in War
The Jam Factory Art Centre was designed as a cultural space where different art disciplines come together in a time of peace. The Artists in War programme was created to support and encourage artists to return to artistic work and to become a voice of society going through the most devastating times.

Artwork Carlshütte
The charitable and cultural initiative «Kunstwerk Carlshütte» in Büdelsdorf is home not only to the visual arts, but also to the musical and literary arts. In addition to renowned artists from all over the world, who are offered a stage, numerous projects are initiated to support young emerging artists, symposium places are given, and artists from a country are given the opportunity to freely curate a pavilion each year. 

The Golden Ram
In her work «The Golden Ram», the artist Hanna Mare succeeds in combining ubiquitous political debates, Christian legends and ancient mythologies. 
The artist found the initial point for her work in the Greek mythology in which the story about the ram and the golden fleece is found. The ram helped a kingdom to prevent a famine by letting itself be sacrificed. In gratitude, the animal was raised to the heavens, where it since has been a star sign. The choice of the colour palette then fell on the combination of the complementary-contrasting colours azure blue and gold - metaphorically representing the sky and the golden fleece. 
Shimmering gold leaf elements not only adapt the colour of the fleece, but also build a bridge to the Christian myth of the golden calf, which is a metaphor for the veneration of wealth and power. Moses' condemnation of the golden calf also marked the beginning of the Age of the Ram. From a contemporary perspective, the golden calf is a critical symbol that addresses different forms of decay, especially the ethical and the moral.  
Mares' «Golden Ram» thus symbolises, on the one hand, suffering caused by greed for power and, on the other, the overcoming of any mischief through inner strength. In the broadest sense, the artist pays tribute to Ukraine and the tragedy currently unfolding in the country, heraldically underlined by the azure blue and the gold, which are usually interpreted here as the sky and the fields of the granary of Europe. This is also taken up by the institution that is to be supported in this work, a Ukrainian fund that is dedicated to the task of supporting Ukrainian artists and preserving them as a voice in society.

Ram only for use inside.
Size is approx. 75 x 40 x 68 cm (Width x Depth x Height) and weight is approx. 23 kg (ram + base).