The Sabre and The Rose a Bronze Civil and Indian War Era Sculpture by James Muir Bronze Allegorical Sculptor-Artist
"The Sabre and The Rose"
The Sabre (left)
The Rose (right)
Man-the Universal Warrior:
Whether to draw the Sabre for War, or to sheath it for Peace. F rom the conundrum of Man's historical seeking of mental solutions to the emotional problems of self and the world, comes recognition of the imbalance in both. The Sabre, symbol of the masculine ration Mind's keenness and strength, as well as Spiritual Truth, must be guided in its use by the ultimate Wisdom of balance with the Heart. Only then can it be truly wielded-or sheathed-for the highest good of all Mankind.
Woman-the Universal Lover:
Whether to keep Love's Rose within her heart or let it bloom for all mankind.
From the agony of Woman's emotional longing to be complete in her ever-growing freedom from crumbling classical constraints and Victorian ideas flows the urge toward ecstasy in the fulfillment of balance with her masculine counter-part. Yet, to do so, the Rose, symbol both of the feminine Heart's compassion and Love, as well as Spiritual Unfoldment, must first blossom within her own breast before it can be shared for the salvation of all mankind.