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THEOBROMA - FOOD OF THE GODS

2008
Location: Bournville Place, Birmingham, reception foyer Commissioner: Cadburys.
bronze & polished granite H. 1620 mm

A cacao pod is offered to the gods.
The proportion and geometry of a Mayan temple is suggested. Botanically the cacao plant has a five-fold aspect, that is five petals, stamens etc.

This number is often attributed to the planet Venus. It has been suggested that the Maya temples were in honour of Venus, it has also been suggested that their calendar was based on the Venus planetary orbit.

The ten columns in the artwork allude to the five-fold aspect in the plant as seen in ourselves in the finger of our hands.
The textured walls were made by using cacao beans that were then cast.

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