Votive offering – Sculpture by Addé 2018
Before science, before explanations became available, there was hope, hope only.
Facing pain, distress, disasters of all sorts, famine, drought, flood, all the miseries humankind has been facing since the beginning of times, something had to be done.
Without resources, knowledge, or even understanding, humankind invented the invocation of forces above them.
All sorts of sacrifices were performed, even the cruellest ones, trying to deflect fate.
Therefore, offerings were invented, vows were performed in the form of objects displayed or/ and deposited, to gain favour with supernatural forces.
“Votive offering” Sculpture by Addé 2018
Sculpture might be the vestigial remain of votive offering.