Olympic Godheads                                                           

 

Jo Kley’s work is rooted in the intensive way he deals with archetypal symbols and the 

study of nature, which have always been the model for man’s artistic creations. Ladders, towers, stars, crystals, spirals and knots constitute the central themes which, with strength and imagination, he commits to stone. Jo Kley is fascinated by the classical works of Michelangelo, Bernini or Thorwaldsen, yet also by the early works of Ancient Greece, whose evocative mythological layers often provide the inspirational material of his (stony)

dreams and his world of classical deities.

 

Sculptures 2000-2002: Collection Dr. Günther Schirm, Dortmund/Germany.

Zeus
Zeus

ruler of the heavens and the (surface) earth / Carrara marble / h 55 cm

Poseidon
Poseidon

ruler of the seas and waterways / Noir Belge (marble) / h 26 cm

Demeter
Demeter

earth goddess and protector of fertility / Rosso Verona (limestone) / h 60 cm

Hera
Hera

wife and sister of Zeus, protector of marriage and birth / Bardiglio (marble) / h 55 cm

Apollo
Apollo

Artemis' twin brother, stands for law, order, and peace / Carrara marble / h 75 cm

Artemis
Artemis

Zeus' daughter, Apollos' twin sister, goddess of hunting and archery / Cipollino Versilia (marble) / h 40 cm

Ares
Ares

only son of Hera and Zeus, god of war and battle / Rosso Laguna (marble) / h 60 cm

Venus & Adonis
Venus & Adonis

Aphrodite (Venus), goddess of love, beauty and fertility / Portoro (limestone) h 55 cm Adonis (right) / Carrara marble / h 60 cm

Athene
Athene

goddess of wisdom and war, patron of art and science / Carrara marble / h 60 cm

Hermes
Hermes

son of Zeus and his messenger, protector of travelers, shepherds and merchants / Rosa Portogallo (marble) / h 30 cm

Hephaistos
Hephaistos

god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes / Noir d'Izeste (marble) / h 55 cm

Dionysos
Dionysos

god of wine and fertility / Rouge Griotte (marble) / h 60 cm