AFRICAN HOMAGE
sculpture, artist Addé, contemporary, mixed media

Sculpture – Artist Addé – Wrestling the Sky


Life being earthy by nature, the sky is perceived as a world beyond, the domain of all mythological entities, the dwelling of the gods, the haven of ancestors and, therefore the expectation of a heavenly after-life under the condition of a well-behaved life on earth, wrestling the sky…


Although regarded variously by each culture, the sky is the « world above » and the major subject of wonder and myths.

In Africa, even though many people living geographically close to each other, beliefs varied considerably.

Yet, there are common themes, characters, gods, recurring in mythologies of the whole continent.

Fundamentally, as in any cultures, the boundary stands between life limited in time, and death, not regarded as an end but as the start of an “after life” generally timeless and taking place where the living cannot access: the sky.

Wrestling the sky means the ambiguous relationship between life (on earth) and after death (the sky) dealing with the ancestry, the fundamental notions of good and bad, the respect of the rules perceived as compulsory and biding.

Walking through the road of life to reach the after-world, many intercessors will act, in positive or negative ways, as helpers or antagonists, in many forms.


sculpture, addé, contemporary, mixed media

sculpture, addé, contemporary, mixed media

sculpture, addé, contemporary, mixed media

sculpture, addé, contemporary, mixed media

sculpture, addé, contemporary, mixed media

sculpture, addé, contemporary, mixed media

Wrestling the Sky © Addé 2016
Original sculpture with certificate.

  • Material: mixed media.
  • Weight 3,395 kg / 7,48 pounds
  • Height 23 cm / 9,05 inches
  • Length 13 cm / 5,11 inches
  • Width 14 cm / 5,51 inches


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  • Odile d'Harnois August 12, 2016, 18:41

    J’aime beaucoup la puissance d’opposition et l’énergie comme figée dans l’instant qui se dégagent de cette sculpture.
    Merci, Xea, pour cet article et beau week-end !

    • Xea B August 12, 2016, 19:00

      Merci, Odile, j’apprécie vraiment! Je communique votre commentaire à Addé. Exellent weekend!

    • Addé August 13, 2016, 16:44

      Une belle et forte synthèse. Merci Odile! L’expression du regard porté sur une oeuvre, l’illumine d’autant que les termes en sont puissants.

  • kutukamus July 31, 2016, 21:28

    Love the soil-sky contrast—brown and blue! 🙂

    • Xea B August 1, 2016, 16:18

      Thank you for the comment Kutu Kamus!

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