"Agape"
2017, Frederick, MD

Stoneware sculpture 10" x 9" x 9"

         

The word "Agape" originates from the Greek word "agápē" meaning "brotherly love," from the base "aga-pā" meaning "protect greatly." As a child I was taught that "Agape" is the love man for mankind, and that it was the cornerstone of a civil society. It is a personal choice weather we, as individuals, will care for our fellow man and take responsibility for the society in which we live. This sculpture is a depiction of that choice. 

 

"Agape" also has another meaning. Used as an adjective, it refers to the mouth open wide in an expression of surprise or wonder. It is the look on my face when I witness a failure to make that choice.

© 2018 Leslie King