‘Awen’ (2016) – “Reaching for the Moon” – Be who you were born to be!
Several names for this sculpture as it evokes various thoughts and individual emotions.
An inspirational piece to inspire and encourage you to aim for and reach the maximum of your potential and more.
Arwen is an original sculpture, a stunning addition to any collection. A thoughtful and inspiring piece.
The name ‘Arwen’ comes from a druid word meaning ‘to be inspired’…… (Awen is also the inspirational muse of creative artists)
Don’t lose your dreams
Let your heart inspire you
Let others inspire you
Gather inspiration as you live your life
Be who you were born to be….
Susan created this sculpture to mark her 10th year of creating sculpture and is a nod to her Mouse and Moon roots and the beginning a her successful creative life here in the UK. (Can you find the mouse? #findthemouse )
A Note from Susan ….. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my creative journey while working on this sculpture which is my largest piece since I began sculpting 10 years ago.
My sculptural journey started under the pseudonym of Mouse and Moon and about 5 years ago I changed to using my own name. In creating ‘Awen’ I wanted to give a nod to my beginnings as a sculptor and to my creative journey. The Moon at the top is the ‘goal’ and there is a little mouse to be found near the bottom!
‘Awen’ is also about ‘reaching for the moon’, doing the best that we are capable of and during the course of our personal journey it is about who we meet on the way, who we help and encourage and who we learn from.
We all face different situations and react in various ways, I wanted to convey this with the various figures on the sculpture.
The lower two figures are communicating and encouraging each other at the start of their journey, the middle figure is taking a break, resting awhile, watching and learning, contemplating the next step in the journey. The figure sitting in the moon is happy to be there and is helping the next figure to reach their potential. The parent figure protects and nurtures the child and together they are observing and being inspired to reach for their personal goal and be who they were born to be.
During life’s journey there are ups and downs, twists and turns, different paths to take, the framework represents this through its many winding turns.
While I continue to create I feel I am being true to myself and I like to feel that I can inspire others to be who they were born to be.” Susan Long – 2016
That feeling when someone tells you that you inspire them…… Today, you inspired me! Thank you!
“To be inspired is great, but to be an inspiration is an honour!” (Quote Unknown)
AWEN – Created by Susan Long in collaboration with Richard Eaton (Blacksmith)
©Susan Long 2016