Aquarius. 2019

Author: Alexey Leonov
Material: Shamotte
Location: Private collection

The work opens the cycle “Signs of the Zodiac”. The sculptural compositions depict children sitting on the corresponding sign. Children are a symbol of the birth of a new race. With the advent of the new Age of Aquarius, amazing children come to the world. According to the Bhadrakalpika Sutra, one thousand Buddhas will appear in this world age. “Buddha” literally means “Awakened” or “Enlightened”, that is, one who has completely purified his mind and discovered the possibilities of the spiritual nature. Aquarians – representatives of the element of air – endowed with creative energy, optimism, ingenuity and developed intuition, will lead humanity upward.